A woman seen walking on the M4 towards London has died after being hit by a lorry.
Emergency services were called out to a serious crash involving a pedestrian and a lorry on Junction 5 of the M4 at around 4.30am on Thursday (January 27).
The road was closed for more than six hours while emergency services conducted an investigation of the scene.
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Thames Valley Police confirmed that one person involved has died.
The driver of the lorry was not injured.
In a tweet the force said: “Thank you again for your patience and understanding in this matter. Our advice is to review traffic alerts for the surrounding areas as we anticipate minor delays in local towns whilst the traffic sorts itself out.”
No arrests have been made.
Senior Investigating Officer Sergeant Matt Cadmore of the Joint Operations Roads Policing Unit, based at Taplow, said: “This was a tragic incident which has very sadly resulted in the death of a female pedestrian.
“I am appealing to anybody who was driving on the M4 at around the time of the collision to please check their dash-cam footage and contact Thames Valley Police if it has captured anything that can assist this investigation.
“I would also urge anybody who saw the female on the carriageway in the moments leading up to the collision, or who witnessed the incident, to please get in touch.
“You can do so by calling 101, or report online, quoting incident reference number 0200 of 27 January.
“Enquiries are ongoing to identify the victim’s next of kin, and that remains one of our top priorities at this time.”
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