UPDATE: Witness appeal after man dies in overnight M40 crash


Warwickshire Police are appealing for witnesses after a man believed to be in his twenties died in a crash on the M40 during the early hours of this morning (Thursday January 14).

The crash happened between junctions 15 and 16 on the northbound carriageway of the motorway at around 1.10am just before a bridge over the Stratford Canal.

Emergency services arrived to find a silver Vauxhall Astra on the embankment at the side of the carriageway that had suffered considerable damage. The driver was found on the carriageway nearby.

A West Midlands Ambulance spokesman said: “Sadly there was nothing that could be done to save the man and he was confirmed dead at the scene.

“The northbound carriageway is still closed at present and will remain so for some time for investigations to continue.”

Anyone who may have witnessed the crash should call Warwickshire Police on 101, quoting incident 9 of January 14.