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One person has died after a crash involving three HGVs on M40

There are long delays on the M40 northbound from J13. Credit: ITV Central

One person has died after a pile-up on the M40 this morning (Fri).

Three lorries were involved in the collision on the Northbound carriageway around 4.15am. It happened between J15 and J16 in Warwickshire.

When emergency services arrived, two lorries were on fire and one of the drivers was pronounced dead at the scene.

The driver of the second lorry was taken to hospital whilst the third driver was uninjured.

A spokesperson for West Midlands Ambulance Service said: "Two lorries were on fire. A third lorry was just in front of them. Unfortunately, the driver of one lorry died at the scene.

"The driver of a second lorry, a man in his 60s, was treated at the scene for a medical condition and was taken to Warwick hospital. The third driver was uninjured."

Warwickshire Police added: "A man - believed to be in his 40s - was pronounced deceased at the scene. His next of kin has been informed. Formal identification is yet to take place and a file will be prepared for the coroner in due course.

"A second man - thought to be in his 60s - was taken to hospital with injuries that are not believed to be life-threatening at this time."

There was also a separate lorry fire on the Southbound carriageway of the M40 which happened around 3.30am.

The motorway is expected to remain closed in both directions between J15 and J16 for some time.