Two people dead and 12 injured in pile-up on M40

Two elderly people were killed and 12 others injured after a horror crash on a busy motorway.

Emergency services were called to the scene between Junction 4 (High Wycombe) and Junction 5 (Stokenchurch) on the M40 in Buckinghamshire at around 8.15am today.

Thames Valley Police said around eight vehicles were involved in the crash and two people sustained serious injuries, while another 10 suffered minor injuries and were taken to hospital.

Police said a woman in her sixties and a man in his seventies, died at the scene.

Their next of kin have been informed and are being supported by specially trained officers, police said.

Both sides of the motorway were closed for more than three hours to allow an air ambulance to land.

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