Man ar­rested after two die in col­li­sion on M40

Buckinghamshire Advertiser - - NEWS -

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.

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