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Search for driver after crash leaves 83-year-old man dead

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Police are searching for a driver who was involved in a crash in which an 83-year-old man from Coventry died.

It happened on the northbound carriageway of the M42 between junctions 10 and 11 shortly before 9:00pm last night.

Officers say the driver of a Peugeot 307 is reported to have left the scene on foot.

A 74-year-old woman is currently in a critical condition in hospital.

Police are appealing for witnesses.

The deceased's next of kin has been informed and specially trained officers are offering support to his family.

We're currently working to locate the driver of the Agila and would appeal for anyone with information to contact us.

We're also keen to speak to anyone who witnessed the incident or saw either of the vehicles prior to the collision.

– Detective Inspector Tim Sharp, Warwickshire Police