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M4 between Newbury and Reading fully re-open

Motorway between junctions 13 and 11 re-open after fatal crash

Jane Meredith

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Jane Meredith

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THE M4 between Newbury and Reading is fully re-opened today (Thurs), following a fatal lorry crash yesterday morning.

Highways England has confirmed the section of motorway, between junctions 13 (Newbury) and 11 (Reading) was re-opened at around midnight last night.

The motorway had been closed for a clean up operation, after the lorry shed a large load of car engines, repairs to the central reservation barrier and also to repair the road surface - affected by gouges following the incident.

The lorry overturned on the eastbound carriageway between junctions 12 and 11 near Reading Services at 4.50am yesterday (Wed) and crashed through the central reservation.

The crash, which resulted in the death of the 49 year old lorry driver from Essex, prompted the closure of all but one of the motorway’s six lanes, with the closure later extended back to junction 13 at Chieveley, sparking tailbacks of traffic yesterday, at times more than seven miles long.

Any witnesses to yesterday's lorry crash/anyone with information should contact Thames Valley Police on the non-emergency telephone number, 101. 

Please quote reference 124 11/05/16 when contacting the police.

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  • Basher

    12/05/2016 - 15:03

    Apparently Highways England did their bit by putting info on motorway signs and passing responsibility for local control to council highways departments...............................enough said.......

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