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Man dies in M40 crash

A pedestrian has died after a lorry collided with him on the southbound M40 in South Warwickshire in the early hours of this morning (12 August 2019).

The man – who police believe was in his 40s – was pronounced dead at the scene by paramedics following the collision which occurred near junction 12 at around 3.35am.

A West Midlands Ambulance spokesman said. "We were called to the M40 southbound junctions 13 – 12 at 3.48am on Monday morning.  Police were on scene and had started CPR on a man who had been found in the carriageway next to a bridge. A paramedic officer arrived shortly afterwards. Sadly, there was nothing that could be done to save the man and he was confirmed dead at the scene."

Police are appealing for any witnesses or people with dash cam footage to come forward.

The man’s next of kin has been informed and police are awaiting formal identification.

A spokesperson for the Warwickshire Police Serious Collision Unit said: “This was a tragic incident in which a man has sadly lost his life. My thoughts are with his family and friends at this difficult time.

“The investigation is ongoing and we’re appealing for anyone who witnessed the incident, or anyone else with information to get in touch.”

Anyone with information should contact Warwickshire Police on 101 quoting incident 27 of 12 August 2019.

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