Man arrested after two die in collision on M40
TWO people died in an accident on the M40 which resulted in a man being arrested for driving whilst unfit through drugs.
The incident took place on the northbound carriageway on Sunday between junctions three and four at about 7.15pm.
A silver BMW convertible crossed from the southbound carriageway onto the northbound side, colliding with a black Renault Clio, which caused both cars to catch fire.
The driver of the Clio, a man believed to be in his 60s, was pronounced dead at the scene, while a female passenger of the Clio was taken to hospital but later died.
The names of those involved have not yet been released.
The motorway was closed in both directions for more than four hours following the incident while emergency services were at the scene.
A 32-year-old man from Ealing was arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving and driving whilst unfit through drugs.
He has been released on bail until February 11.
Anyone who witnessed the incident or saw the vehicles before the collision is asked to call the police on 101, or call Crimestoppers free and anonymously on 0800 555 111.