Two dead and 12 injured in eight-vehicle M40 collision in Bucks

Two people remain in hospital receiving treatment for their injuries
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Two people died in a road traffic collision on a motorway in Bucks that left a further 12 people injured.

Yesterday morning (22 January), eight vehicles were involved in a major crash on the M40.

At around 8.15am, a major pile-up caused havoc on the Bucks motorway between junctions five and four heading southbound.

Eight vehicles were involved in the crashEight vehicles were involved in the crash
Eight vehicles were involved in the crash

A woman in her 60s and a man in his 70s, died at the scene. Thames Valley Police reports that their next of kin has been informed and is being supported by specially trained officers.

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A further two people sustained serious injuries and were taken to hospital where they remain.

Another 10 people suffered minor injuries, a number of them were taken to hospital for additional checks.

Detective Chief Inspector Mike Bettington, of the Joint Operations Roads Policing Unit, said: “Our thoughts remain with the family and friends of the two people who died.

“We are appealing to anyone who may have witnessed the collision, or who may have dash-cam footage, to please get in touch.

“You can do this by calling 101 or making a report online, quoting reference 43230032159.”