Man dies in motorway crash

PUBLISHED: 15:49 13 October 2015 | UPDATED: 18:24 13 October 2015

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A MAN has died and six others have been taken to hospital after a motorway crash involving members of Uphill Castle Cricket Club yesterday (Monday).

The club was travelling back from an awards ceremony in London when the crash occurred on the M4 close to Maidenhead.

The Under-19s club had won the first-ever NatWest T20 club of the year trophy.

Around 10pm yesterday evening a black Citroen C4 Grand Picasso, which was travelling west between junctions eight or nine and ten, left the carriageway.

The man travelling in the front passenger seat died at the scene.

The male driver suffered injuries to his spine and was taken to the John Radcliffe Hospital in Oxford. Two other male passengers were also taken to the same hospital with serious injuries and another three men who were also in the car have been taken to the Royal Berkshire Hospital in Reading, with unknown injuries.

No other vehicles are believed to be involved, but police are investigating the incident.

Thames Valley Police is appealing for witnesses.

Senior investigating officer Sergeant Graeme Hughes, from the Serious Collision Investigation Unit, said: “I would like to hear from anyone who saw this collision, or saw the black Citroen people carrier before it left the carriageway.

“Some witnesses came forward at the scene, but if you have information which could assist the investigation and have not yet spoken to police please contact us.”

Anyone with information about the collision should contact the police on 101 quoting crime number 1393 12/10.

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