Man dies after early morning motorway crash

West Midlands Ambulance Service responded to the 999 calls to report the crash between a motorbiker and a van
The crash happened on the M40 in Warwickshire -Credit:West Midlands Ambulance Service

A man has died after a crash on the M40. The northbound carriageway of part of the Warwickshire stretch of the motorway was closed for hours yesterday morning as accident investigators worked at the scene.

West Midlands Ambulance Service said that a man, the passenger in a van that was involved in a crash, received advance life support at the scene after the incident in the early hours of the morning.

Sadly, Warwickshire Police have confirmed this evening that the man has died from his injuries.

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Another man, the driver of the van, was also injured but paramedics said yesterday his condition was not thought to be serious.

The crash happened just before 3am on Wednesday, May 8 between junctions 12 and 13 of the northbound M40. It involved a Ford Transit van and an HGV.

Police have launched an investigation and are appealing for information.

Police statement in full

A Warwickshire Police spokesman said: “Police are appealing for information following a fatal collision on the M40 this week.

“At around 2.49am on Wednesday, 8 May, a Ford Transit van and an HGV were in a collision on the M40 northbound, between junctions 12 and 13.

“Sadly, a man who was a passenger in the van died from his injuries.

“His family have been informed and they are being supported by specialist officers.

“Officers are now asking for anyone who witnessed the collision – or anyone who has dashcam footage – to call 101 or visit citing incident 27 of 8 May.”

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