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Man dies in M40 crash

Thames Valley Police is appealing for witnesses after a single vehicle road traffic collision, reported at 10.25am on the M40, today.

A black Jaguar S-type travelling on the M40 between junction 12 to 11, left the southbound carriageway to the nearside, going up the embankment and overturning.

The driver, a 61-year-old man, was pronounced dead at the scene.

Two other occupants, a 32-year old man and a girl, aged 7, were taken to the Horton General Hospital with minor injuries and have since been discharged.

Anyone who witnessed the collision or with information that may assist the investigation, should contact PS Keith Rayner or PC Graham Holt of the Thames Valley Police Roads Policing Team at Bicester on the non-emergency number 101.

Coach fire blaze closes M40

A fire engulfs a coach on the M40 Credit: Oliver Jobson

A major motorway in Oxford was shut earlier today after a coach caught fire.

Both carriageways of the M40 have now re-opened but one lane is closed at the scene of the fire.

The driver was the only person on board the coach and managed to escape uninjured.

Emergency services were called to the fire at around 6am between Watlington and Thame junctions.


Toilet roll spillage causes motorway delays

The M40 motorway has been closed after a lorry shed a load of 14 tonnes on toilet roll.

There are long delays and one lane closed due to recovery work on M40 Southbound between J11 A361 / A422 (Banbury) and J10 A43 (Brackley / Cherwell Valley Services).

Lane three is closed after a lorry, fully laden with 14 tonnes of paper rolls travelling Northbound, crossed the central reservation splitting its fuel tanks around 03:00.

Closures are expected to remain during the morning peak

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