Man dies in ‘serious’ crash on M45

Traffic on the A45 eastbound after a crash on the M45
Traffic on the A45 eastbound after a crash on the M45

A man has died after a ‘serious’ crash on the M45 near Daventry earlier this morning (Thursday, July 6).

Emergency services were called to the motorway at around 4.30am after a car crashed into the central reservation near the sliproad linking to the A45.

The driver, a 55-year-old man, was got out of the car and rushed to hospital but he died shortly after arrival.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: “When ambulance staff got to the scene they found a car that had struck the central reservation.

“Police officers, who had arrived just before the ambulance, were getting the driver out of the car.

“He was taken to the ambulance where ambulance staff immediately started advanced life support.

“The man was taken on blue lights to University Hospital Coventry and Warwickshire where medics were on standby.

“Sadly, despite all of the efforts, it was not possible to save the man and he was confirmed dead shortly after arrival.”

The M45 is closed eastbound between the A45 and M1, which is causing a lot of traffic on the M1 and A45.