Man hit by lorry 'parked car on M40 hard shoulder'

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A pedestrian who was hit and killed by a lorry on the M40 had parked a car on the hard shoulder before the crash, police have confirmed.

It is not yet clear whether the 40-year-old man's car had broken down.

The motorway was closed northbound between junctions eight A at Oxford and nine at Bicester for two hours following the crash at 14:50 BST on Monday while officers investigated.

Police are appealing for witnesses and no arrests have been made.

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    12:31: Fire close-up

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