A DRIVER has been arrested after a man died on the M40 this morning. 

Emergency services were called to the motorway at around 6.10am after reports of a serious crash between a beige Nissan Qashqai and White Tesla Model 3. 

The road is expected to be closed until the afternoon between junctions 8A and 9 Northbound. 

In an update this morning, Thames Valley Police confirmed that a 30-year-old man, from Kent, had died at the scene. His family have been told and are being supported by specially trained officers.

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A 39-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving and is still being questioned in police custody. 

Now the force is appealing for witnesses who can help piece together what happened. 

Inspector Gavin Biggs of the Joint Operations Unit for Roads Policing, based at Bicester, said: “Tragically, as a result of this morning’s collision, a man has died at the scene.

“The thoughts of all of Thames Valley Police are with his family at this very sad time.

“I am appealing for anybody who was driving on the M40 between 6am and 6.15am this morning who believes that they witnessed this collision to please make contact with police.

Diversions in place

“I would particularly like to hear from anybody who has dash-cam footage from the moments leading upto the collision, so please can I urge drivers to check their footage and contact us if it has picked up anything that can assist this investigation.

“The carriageway remains closed northbound, and is likely to remain shut until mid-afternoon at the earliest.

“There are diversions in place off the M40 at junction 8 to the A40, which will take drivers to the Ring Road.

“Northbound, drivers can rejoin the M40 at junction 9 off the A34.”

Anybody with any information should call 101, quoting reference number 43210092008 or make a report online.