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M40 closed northbound till 6pm following fatal accident

The M40 in Warwickshire is closed northbound between J11 (Banbury) and J12 (Gaydon), due to a fatal accident.

A signed diversion is in place. Traffic should leave the M40 at J11 and follow the hollow circle diversion symbol.

Drivers are advised to expect delays and to consider alternative routes or delaying their journeys.


Man rescued after car overturned on motorway

The driver of a car which crashed on the M40 yesterday afternoon, has been dragged out of the boot of his overturned car.

Emergency services at the scene of the crash. Credit: West Midlands Ambulance Service

It happened on the southbound carriageway between junctions 12 and 11 shortly after 1.50pm.

The driver, a man in his 40s, was left trapped in the overturned car and had to wait for firefighters and paramedics to free him via the boot.

"Considering how his car came to rest, the man is extremely lucky not to have suffered more significant injuries in the incident.”

– West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman

He has been treated at Horton General Hospital in Oxfordshire for minor injuries to his neck and back.

Man dies in crash on M40

A man has died following a crash on the M40 in Warwickshire.

It happened just before 10.30am this morning near junction 12 on the southbound carriageway.

The Police, Fire and West Midlands ambulance service were all called to the scene of the crash where the car had overturned into a ditch.

The driver died at the scene, his passenger, a man in his 30s, was uninjured along with a seven-year-old girl who had been travelling in the back of the car.

Woman dies after M40 crash

A woman has died after a crash on the M40 in Warwickshire.

Ambulance crews were called out to a stretch of the motorway between junctions 12 and 13 at 11:30pm on Wednesday night.

The northbound side of the road was closed for several hours.

“Crews attended a two car road traffic collision on the M40.

“Sadly, it quickly became apparent to crews that nothing could be done to save a female. She was confirmed dead at the scene.

“Crews also assessed two male patients for minor injuries and they were later released at the scene.”

– West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman


25-year-old woman killed in M40 crash named

A 25-year-old woman killed in a car crash on the M40 on Friday morning has been named as Izabela Elsa Agachi.

Miss Agachi from Leamington Spa died when the minibus she was traveling in collided with a lorry in the south-bound carriageway at around 00.50hrs.

A 43-year-old man who was arrested on suspicion of causing death by careless or inconsiderate driving has been released on police bail pending further inquiries.

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