Update:
Woman dies in M42 crash

By Connie Osborne Monday 29 April 2013 Updated: 08/05 11:27

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A WOMAN has died after her car left the motorway and collided with a fence near Redditch.

The passenger, who was in her 60s and from Worcestershire, died after the crash which happened on the westbound carriageway of the M42 between Junction 3A and 3 about 2.40pm yesterday (Monday).

The collision occurred when a sliver Nissan X-Trail left the road and travelled across the hard shoulder, through a wooden fence and hedgerow into a nearby field.

An ambulance, two rapid response vehicles, a paramedic officer and the Warwickshire and Northamptonshire Air Ambulance attended the scene.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: "Crews arrived to find a 4x4 vehicle had left the motorway, been in collision with a fence and come to rest in a field some distance away.

"Unfortunately, it quickly became apparent that nothing could be done to save a woman passenger in the vehicle, and she was confirmed dead at the scene.

A man driving the vehicle was treated at the scene for multiple minor injuries and the effects of shock.

He was airlifted to Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham for further emergency treatment but his injuries are not believed to be life threatening.

Warwickshire Police are now appealing for witnesses who may have seen the vehicle and it leave the carriageway.

Anyone with any information should call PC 1887 Wayne Knight in the Major Investigation Unit Roads on 01926 415415.

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