Tue, 18 Dec 2018
A MOTORCYCLIST has died after the bike he was riding hit debris on the M4 near Chieveley this morning.
The incident happened on the eastbound carriageway near Chieveley between junctions 13 and 12 shortly before 4.30am.
Police said the rider died at the scene.
His next of kin have been informed.
Thames Valley Police said the motorway was expected to remain closed "for several hours".
Drivers are being advised to avoid the area if possible.
Several miles of traffic trapped on the motorway was turned around and escorted back to junction 13.
A diversion is in place via the A34 towards Newbury and then the A4 to re-join the M4.
Thames Valley Police is appealing for witnesses following the fatal collision.
Inspector Scott Long, from the joint operations unit for roads policing, said: “Thames Valley Police is carrying out an investigation following a collision in which a man sadly died.
“I would like to speak to anyone who witnessed the collision or who has dash-cam footage who has not already spoken to police as this could help the investigation team.
“I appreciate many motorists were stopped in the tailbacks, however officers are working as sensitively as they can to deal with the situation.”
If you have any information about the collision please contact the 24-hour Thames Valley Police enquiry centre on 101 quoting the reference URN 108 18/12.
**M4 collision update**— TVP Roads Policing (@tvprp) December 18, 2018
Officers are appealing for witnesses following a fatal collision involving a motorcycle on the M4 near Chieveley today.
Any witnesses please call 101.
Further details ➡️https://https://t.co/mBEp5GtvSd