Two people were killed and 12 were injured, two of them seriously, after a crash on the M40 motorway, police confirmed.
A woman in her 60s and a man in her 70s died at the scene of the crash, which occurred between junctions 5 and 4 of the southbound motorway in Buckinghamshire.
Thames Valley Police said: “Officers attended a report of an RTC involving multiple vehicles at around 8.15am today. Sadly two people have died. Their next of kin has been informed,” reports Sky.
Two people were taken to hospital with serious injuries.
Another 10 people were slightly injured, some of them taken to hospital.
Detective Chief Inspector Mike Bettington of the Highway Patrol Joint Operations Unit said: “Our thoughts remain with the family and friends of the two people who died,” reports Sky.
He said police are appealing to anyone who may have witnessed the collision or has dashcam footage to come forward.
The road was closed both southbound and northbound after the accident and travelers were urged by police to find an alternative route.
The southbound lane remains closed, the northbound lane reopened at around 11:20am.
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