Man dies af­ter hit­ting wild boar on M4

Midweek Sport - - NEWS -

PO­LICE are ap­peal­ing for wit­nesses af­ter a mo­torist was killed af­ter crash­ing into a wild boar.

The 47-year-old man was driving his Seat Ibiza on the M4 be­tween Chip­pen­ham and Swin­don in Wilt­shire on Mon­day evening when he col­lided with the wild pig be­fore be­ing hit by a lorry.

Wilt­shire Po­lice closed the road for eight hours to in­ves­ti­gate the scene where the man, from Royal Woot­ton Bas­sett, died.

A spokesman said: “It is quite rare for a wild boar to be on the mo­tor­way.”

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