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The driver of a lorry involved in a fire on the M40 on Friday morning (28 September) has died.

The incident occurred on the northbound stretch of the motorway between junctions 15 and 16 at around 4.15am.

Mobile phone camera footage appeared to show an HGV explode into flames after being in collision with two other lorries.

Three ambulances and two paramedic officers were sent to the scene.

A man, believed to be in his 40s, was pronounced dead. His next of kin has been informed.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: “On arrival, ambulance staff found two lorries that were on fire. A third lorry was just in front of them. Unfortunately, the driver of one lorry died at the scene.

“The driver of a second lorry, a man in his 60s, was treated at the scene for a medical condition and was taken to Warwick hospital. The third driver was uninjured.

“Police are appealing for information in relation to the crash.”

Pictures taken at the scene after the fire was extinguished showed a burnt out Pall-Ex vehicle on the hard shoulder.

Warwickshire police said the southbound stretch of the M40 in the same area also had to be closed due to a separate lorry fire.

Pall-Ex was unable to comment as we went to press.