Man Dies In M40 Bicester Crash

13 November 2016, 08:30 | Updated: 13 November 2016, 09:34

A 61 year old man has died following a collision which closed the M40 near Bicester on Saturday morning, crash happened nortbound between Jct 8a and 9.


Highways England had to carry out emergency barrier repairs between Jct 8a and Jct 9

officers say it was extremely wet at the time and wants to hear from anyone who saw a silver Vauxhall Vectra


Thames Valley Police Statement

Thames Valley Police is appealing for witnesses following a single vehicle fatal road traffic collision on the M40 in Oxfordshire.

At around 7.50am today (12/11) a silver Vauxhall Vectra was travelling on the northbound carriageway between junction 8a at Wheatley and junction 9 with the A34 at Bicester.

The car was involved in a collision with the Armco barrier along the hard shoulder. Emergency services attended however the driver, a 61-year-old man, who was the single occupant of the vehicle, died at the scene. His next of kin has been informed.

The motorway was closed northbound while Roads Policing officers investigated the circumstances and reopened by 9.45am.

Sgt Mark Ponting, from the Joint Operations Unit for Roads Policing, said: “We are appealing for witnesses to this fatal collision, which occurred during extremely wet weather and which sadly resulted in a man losing his life.

“I would like to speak to anyone who saw what happened or who saw the vehicle travelling prior to the collision, who has not already spoken to police. Anyone with any information which could assist the investigation should call police.”