Two men have died after a van left a carriageway of the M40 and hit trees on Wednesday afternoon (March 29).

A silver Renault Traffic van crashed while travelling northbound at around 3.45pm and two men were pronounced dead at the scene, while two other men were taken to hospital for minor injuries.

The crash happened between junction three and four of the motorway near High Wycombe and the road was closed between junction four and junction two into the evening after the crash.

Thames Valley Police has launched an appeal for witnesses to come forward with information.

A statement from the force said: “A silver Renault Traffic van was involved in a single vehicle collision.

"It appeared that the vehicle came off the carriageway on the nearside and hit trees.

“All three emergency services attended.

"Tragically, the driver, a man aged 22, and a rear seat passenger, a man aged 31, both from Warwickshire, were both declared dead at the scene.

“Our thoughts are with the families and friends of the two men who died today.”

Their next of kin have been informed.

Police say they do not believe any other vehicles were involved in the crash but they are keen to speak to anyone who saw the van prior to the crash, or who witnessed the collision.

Call 101 with information and quote reference URN 982 29/3.

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