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Van driver dies in fatal M40 crash between Watlington and Stokenchurch

| June 18, 2014

Police Light - 2014-03-22

Just before 7.00pm on Wednesday 18th June 2014 Thames Valley Police received a report of a collision between a HGV and a van on the Southbound carriage way of the M40.

The accident occurred in lane 1 of the motorway between Junction 6 at Watlington and Junction 5 at Stokenchurch.

The van driver, a male, died at the scene.

Junctions 6 to 5 Southbound of the M40 were closed and were expected to remain closed for approximately three hours. As a result significant congestion built up on the M40 and motorists were advised to avoid the area. Signposted diversion routes via the A40 were put into place.

Officers examined the scene and after their investigations were completed both vehicles were recovered.

The motorway re-opened short after midnight on Thursday 19th June 2014.

Sgt Carl Kneale, from the Joint Operations Unit for Roads Policing, said: ‘I am appealing for any witnesses who saw the incident or saw the vehicles travelling prior to the collision to speak to police. I would urge motorists to be patient and to bear with us. Although there are diversions there will be a delay so they should take an alternative route if possible.

If you have any information about the collision please call investigating officer PC Perry Knight from Roads Policing based at Bicester, via the 24-hour Thames Valley Police enquiry centre on 101 quoting URN 1300 18/6.

Further information can be found on the Thames Valley Police website.

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