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Police appeal for witnesses following fatal collision on M40

| September 20, 2019

An appeal for witnesses has been launched by Thames Valley Police following a fatal road traffic collision on the M40.

On Wednesday 18th September 2019, at 8.13pm, a silver BMW 5 Series and a white box van were involved in a serious collision on the southbound carriageway of the M40 motorway between Junction 2 (Beaconsfield) and Junction 1A (M25 interchange).

As a result of the collision the van left the carriageway and collided with trees and fencing. The driver of the van, a 38 year old man from Thame, died at the scene while his passenger sustained serious injuries and was taken to the John Radcliffe Hospital in Oxford.

The next of kin of the deceased man have been informed.

Investigating officer, Sergeant Dominic Mahon, of the Serious Collisions Investigation Unit based at Bicester, said: ‘This collision happened when the motorway was busy with traffic, and I am appealing to anybody who may have witnessed this to contact the 24 hour non emergency number 101, quoting URN 1406 (18/9).

I am particularly keen to hear from anybody who may have dash-cam footage of the collision to get in touch. If you were on the motorway at the time of the collision, please check your footage and if there is anything that can assist with our investigation, please contact police.

Sadly, the driver of the van passed away at the scene, and our thoughts are with his family at this difficult time.

Witnesses can also make a report online or by contacting the independent charity Crimestoppers 100% anonymously on 0800 555 111.

Police have arrested a 26 year old man from Slough on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving and failing to stop at the scene of a collision.

*Source of article : Thames Valley Police ‘latest news’.

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