Severe delays and road blocked due to overturned lorry on M40 Southbound before J6 B4009 (Watlington), congestion on M40 to J9 A34 / A41 (Bicester). All southbound traffic is being held. A lorry carrying frozen offal crossed over the central reservation at 12:30. The northbound carriageway is closed between J6 and J7, and there is a diversion in place via A40.
One lane closed and there is heavy traffic because of a car fire on the M40 Southbound at J6 B4009 (Watlington). The car fire is on the hard shoulder. One lane out of three is closed.
One lane blocked and queueing traffic due to accident on M40 Southbound at J10 A43 (Brackley / Cherwell Valley Services).
Thames Valley Police is appealing for witnesses following a fatal collision on the M40 yesterday.
At about 7.15pm, a silver BMW convertible crossed from the southbound carriageway between junctions 3 and 4 onto the northbound carriageway.
It collided with a black Renault Clio and both vehicles caught fire.
The driver of the Clio, a man believed to be in his sixties, was pronounced dead at the scene. A passenger in the Clio, a womanwas taken to hospital but later died.
No formal identification has yet taken place and officers are working to establish the next of kin.
The motorway was closed in both directions for more than four hours.
A 32-year-old man from Ealing, London, was arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving and driving whilst unfit through drugs. He has been released on bail until 11 February.
Anyone who witnessed the collision or saw the vehicles prior to the incident is asked to contact investigating officer, PC Matt Diduca from Amersham Roads Policing on 101.
If you don't want to speak directly to the police you can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or online at crimestoppers-uk.org. No personal details are taken, information is not traced or recorded and you will not go to court.
Motorists who plan to use the M40 around Oxfordshire this weekend are being advised to plan ahead and allow extra time for their journeys as the British Grand Prix at Silverstone gets underway. Around 230,000 F1 fans are expected to head to the track this weekend.
The Highways Agency will use its electronic message signs on approaching motorways to give drivers information about any diversions and delays, and provide traffic information using local radio.
Motorists who plan to use the M40 around Oxfordshire this weekend are being advised to plan ahead and allow extra time for their journeys as the British Grand Prix at Silverstone begins.
Around 230,000 Formula 1 spectators are expected to head to the track this weekend.
The Highways Agency has said they will use its electronic message signs on approaching motorways to give drivers information about any diversions and delays, and provide up-to-the-minute traffic information using local radio.
A five-week-old baby airlifted from a motorway crash that killed her mother has been discharged from from hospital.
Ruby Bull was travelling with her mother Joanna on the M40 on Friday when they were in collision with a lorry near junction 9 at Wendlebury.
Mrs Bull, from Warwickshire, was pronounced dead at the scene of the crash while Ruby was airlifted to the John Radcliffe Hospital in Oxford.
In a statement, Mrs Bull’s family said: “Jo was vibrant, beautiful, and caring in so many ways. A girl who added zest to a room and who had found true love and happiness with her husband of just one year, Dave.
“To have her taken from us at such a happy time is utterly unbearable.”
The family of a new mother who was killed in an accident on the M40, have paid tribute to her. Joanna Bull, nee Pedley, aged 29, died on Friday. Her 5-week-old daughter, who was travelling with her, was airlifted to hospital.
In a statement released through the police, Joanna Bull's family said:
“Jo, who was tragically killed in a car accident, was a loving wife, mum, daughter, sister, grand daughter, niece and friend to so many and loved by all who knew her.
“She died on her way to visit her mum Teresa, with her five week old daughter Ruby, to meet newborn cousin Harry (11/06/2014) for the first time, and to have a catch up with big sister Soph, and niece Nelly aged two.
“Jo was vibrant, beautiful, and caring in so many ways. A girl who added zest to a room and who had found true love and happiness with her husband of just one year, Dave.
“To have her taken from her family at such a happy time is utterly unbearable.
“Jo, we never had the chance to say a proper goodbye, but we will never forget how much fun and laughter you brought into all our lives, you will remain in our hearts and memories always.”
Police have confirmed that a woman in her late twenties killed in a crash on the M40 was the mother of a newborn baby girl who was airlifted to hospital.
Police were called at 11.20am this morning to reports of a collision on the southbound carriageway of the M40, just before junction 9 between a green Peugeot 406 estate and a red arctic lorry.
The driver of the Peugeot, a woman in her late twenties, was pronounced dead at the scene.
The baby girl, believed to be only a few weeks old and in the rear of the vehicle, was airlifted to hospital for treatment.