Full police statement after teenager dies in A40 collision

Police have confirmed that an 18-year-old man died in a two-vehicle collision on the A40 Golden Valley Bypass last night, and are appealing for information. Shortly after 11pm yesterday (September 30, 2022) police responded to a report a car had collided with a stationary heavy-goods vehicle parked in a layby. The incident happened on the eastbound carriageway between the A417 (Elmbridge Court roundabout, Gloucester) and M5 junction 11 (Cheltenham).

A Gloucestershire Police spokesman said: "It involved a white BMW 1 Series and a DAF truck. "The single occupant of the BMW was pronounced dead at the scene. His next of kin has been informed.

The driver who was inside the stationary DAF truck sustained minor injuries." READ MORE: A40 Golden Valley crash: Route closed both ways after person dies in collision - updates Closures remain in place on the A40 in both directions this morning. (October 1, 2022).

Investigating officers are appealing to anyone who either witnessed the incident or saw the BMW prior to the collision to come forward. Police are also keen to hear from anyone who has dashcam footage. Information can be provided to police online by completing the following form and quoting incident 512 of 30 September.

Full police statement

"An 18-year-old man died in a two-vehicle collision on the A40 Golden Valley Bypass last night, Friday 30 September, and police are appealing for information.

Shortly after 11pm police responded to a report a car had collided with a stationary heavy-goods vehicle parked in a layby. "The incident happened on the eastbound carriageway between the A417 (Elmbridge Court roundabout, Gloucester) and M5 junction 11 (Cheltenham). It involved a white BMW 1 Series and a DAF truck.

"The single occupant of the BMW was pronounced dead at the scene. His next of kin has been informed. "The driver who was inside the stationary DAF truck sustained minor injuries.

Closures remain in place on the A40 in both directions this morning, Saturday 1 October. "Investigating officers are appealing to anyone who either witnessed the incident or saw the BMW prior to the collision to come forward. Police are also keen to hear from anyone who has dashcam footage.

"Information can be provided to police online by completing the following form and quoting incident 512 of 30 September: www.gloucestershire.police.uk/tua/tell-us-about/cor/tell-us-about-existing-case-report." Get all the stories you love straight to your inbox. Sign up for the Gloucestershire daily newsletter today right here.

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