M40 closed overnight following multi vehicle life changing collision

one dead one critical following m40 collision

Road closures are in place on the M40 northbound between J12 (for Gaydon) and 13 (for Warwick) and are expected to remain so until later this morning due to a serious collision involving four vehicles one being a vana nd a second being an HGV

Motorists are advised to follow diversions and take an alternative route where possible. Traffic is being diverted via the B4100 and A452, to rejoin the M40 at junction 14.

Sergeant Darren Kearns from Warwickshire Police said: “We appreciate this incident will cause significant disruption for motorists this morning and we would ask that they please be patient and bear with us while we deal with the incident.

“As I’m sure the public can understand, we are in the process of investigating a serious collision. This will require a detailed investigation which may take a number of hours to complete.

“We are working with partners to ensure the road is open as soon as possible and are doing all we can to minimise closure times.

“We are also sending officers to the surrounding areas to ensure those who may be caught up in the traffic can be on their way as soon as possible.

“We would like to thank everyone for their support and understanding at this time.”