M40 crashes: Two drivers die in separate crashes

Two men have died in separate crashes within 24 hours of each other on the M40 in Oxfordshire.

A 29-year-old man died when his Vauxhall Astra car crashed northbound between junctions 6 to 7 at 05:15 BST.

On Sunday morning, a Jaguar S-type car left the southbound carriageway, went up on the embankment and overturned between junctions 12 and 11.

A 61-year-old man died at the scene and another man, aged 32 and a seven-year-old girl, suffered minor injuries.

They were taken to Horton General Hospital and have since been discharged.

The Vauxhall Astra driver crashed through a fence and hedgerow into the field behind.

He was pronounced dead at the scene but nobody else was hurt.

The motorway was closed after both accidents and police have appealed for witnesses.

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