Teenager falls from M42 bridge

A teenager has died after falling from a bridge onto the M42. The road was closed overnight but has now re-opened.

Police appeal for witnesses after M42 death fall

Collision investigators have confirmed they are not looking for anyone in connection with the death of an 18-year-old on the M42 in Hockley Heath.

The man from Solihull is understood to have falled at 10:20pm and landed in a live lane on the northbound stretch of the motorway.

Police are appealing for anyone who saw anything to come forward.

“There is nothing to suggest the man’s death is suspicious…we would like to speak to anyone, pedestrians on the bridge or motorists, who saw the man fall.”

– Sergeant Tim Rogers, West Midlands Police Collision Investigation Unit

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M42 bridge fall death 'not suspicious'

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18-year-old Solihull man dies after M42 bridge fall - his death is not being treated as suspicious http://t.co/6qdTlic7

West Midlands Police say the death of an 18-year-old man who fell from a bridge over the M42, is not being treated as suspicious.

He's thought to have been on the bridge at Kineton Lane between junctions 3a and 4 of the motorway at around 10.20pm.

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Man killed in motorway bridge fall

A man died after falling from a motorway bridge on to the road below.

Police were called to the M42 between junctions 3a and 4 in Birmingham at 10.20pm yesterday after reports that a man had fallen on to the northbound carriageway from a bridge.

Despite the efforts of paramedics the man died at the scene, West Midlands Police said. His next of kin has been informed.

The motorway was closed in both directions for a number of hours while officers carried out investigations.

Anyone who witnessed the incident or may have information is asked to call the police road collision investigation department on 101.