Couple die in three car crash on M42 near Redditch

The latest on the ongoing situation on the M42, after a man and woman died in a fatal crash involving three cars in the early hours of Monday morning.

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Live traffic cameras show normal traffic on M42

Traffic beginning to move again on the M42 after fatal crash Credit:

Traffic has now returned to normal after a fatal accident in which a couple died in the early hours of this morning.

Crash investigators have been working throughout the morning, but the accident has now been cleared between J3 A435 (Portway / Redditch) and J3A M40.

Police confirm couple died in fatal M42 crash

The crash happened between Junction 3 and 3A on the M42 in the early hours of this morning Credit: PA

Police are appealing for witnesses after a crash involving three cars on the M42, which killed a man in his late seventies and a woman thought to be his wife.

The collision happened at approximately 12:50am between junction 3 and 3A.

Anyone who saw what happened is asked contact Warwickshire Police on 101, quoting incident 009 of 14th July 2014.


Two hour long delays on M42 after fatal 3 car crash

Live traffic camera on the M42 Northbound at J3 Credit:

There are delays of more than two hours on the M42 Northbound this morning after a fatal car crash which killed two people.

It happened between Junction 3 and Junction 3A at 1:15am, and involved three cars.

Motorists are being diverted at J3 and being told to follow the Hollow Diamond symbol via the A435 Southbound, A4189 Eastbound and A3400 Northbound to the M40 at J16.

Man & woman die in three car crash on M42

Crews were called to Junction 3 of the M42 shortly after 1:00am this morning Credit: West Midlands Ambulance Service

A man and woman have died after a crash involving three cars on the M42 in Worcestershire in the early hours of this morning.

Ambulance crews were called to Northbound carriageway at Junction 3 near Beoley, shortly before 1.00am.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokeswoman said:

The occupants of one car, a man and a woman, were both seriously injured and were in cardiac arrests. Sadly, despite attempts at advanced life support by ambulance crews and the medic, nothing could be done to save them and both were confirmed dead on scene.

The driver of the second car, a man in his 50s, sustained a chest injury. He was taken to the Alexandra Hospital in Redditch for further treatment. The driver of the third car was uninjured and didn’t require hospital treatment.”

There are currently delays of more than an hour and a half on the Motorway as crash investigation work takes place.

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