Two dead af­ter van comes off mo­tor­way

Ve­hi­cle hits trees killing both driver and pas­sen­ger

Buckinghamshire Advertiser - - NEWS -

A sil­ver Re­nault Trafic van is be­lieved to have come off the north­bound car­riage­way near­side just be­fore 3.45pm be­tween junc­tions three (Loud­wa­ter) and four (Handy Cross).

The 22-year-old driver and a 31-year-old pas­sen­ger, both from War­wick- shire, were 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 fire, po­lice and am­bu­lance ser­vice were at the scene and mo­torists were asked to avoid the area.

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, from the roads polic­ing unit, 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 in- for­ma­tion and has not yet con­tacted po­lice is asked to call 101 quot­ing ref­er­ence num­ber 982 29/3.”

Al­ter­na­tively, you can con­tact Crimestop­pers anony­mously on 0800 555 111.

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