Beaconsfield, Buckinghamshire. Two People have sadly died following a fatal collision on the busy M40 near Loudwater this afternoon. Emergency services rushed to the scene after a roofing van belonging to SIG Roofspace a company based in the Midlands.It is understood that the driver and the passenger where both killed in the tragic collision. Police closed the M40 for a number of hours whilst specialists carried out accident and Collision scene investigation work on thr three lane section of the M40. It is understood that the Van hit a tree and caught fire. The closure was extended to J2 (Beaconsfield) and congestion was building to before J2, causing major delays on surrounding routes. Police recovered a mobile from the scene but refused to confirm if this may have been the cause of the Single vehicle Collision.
Thames Valley Police is appealing for witnesses after a fatal collision on the M40 earlier today (29/3) claimed the lives of two men.
Just before 3.45pm on the northbound carriageway of the M40 between junctions 3 and 4 a silver Renault Traffic van was involved in a single vehicle collision. It appeared that the vehicle came off the carriageway on the nearside and hit trees.
The fire service and ambulance service, including air ambulance, also attended. Tragically two of the occupants died following the collision. The driver, a man aged 22, and a rear seat passenger, a man aged 31, both from Warwickshire, were both declared dead at the scene. Their next of kin have been informed.
The other two passengers, both men, were taken to hospital for treatment for minor injuries.
The carriageway was closed for more than two hours while the emergency services dealt with the incident. Two lanes were reopened at around 6pm.
Investigating officer PC Richard Martin of Roads Policing said: “Our thoughts are with the families and friends of the two men who died today.
“At this stage we do not believe there was another vehicle involved. However we are very keen to hear from anyone who saw the silver van prior to the collision or witnessed the collision itself. Anyone who has information and has not yet contacted police is asked to call 101 quoting URN 982 29/3.”
If you have any information relating to this case, please call 101 quoting reference ‘982 (29/3)’, or contact Crimestoppers anonymously.