lorry driver killed in M4 motorway crash
Burnham-On-Sea lorry driver has died after the vehicle he was
driving left a motorway and overturned this week.
Police were called to the incident, on the westbound carriageway
of the M4 near Swindon, at around 3.25am on Monday after receiving
reports of a lorry in a ditch.
vehicle was carrying up to 40 tonnes of cola and had left the
road before falling onto its left side.
say the 48-year-old man, from Burnham, was pronounced dead at
the scene of the incident between junctions 15 and 16.
driver of the Gregory Distribution vehicle was employed by a contractor
and worked for the haulage firm on a permanent basis.
Director John Gregory said in a statement that the companys
sympathies are with his family. "Our condolences go to everyone,
it is a great tragedy," he said.
spokesperson for Wiltshire Police added: "The male driver
was pronounced dead at the scene. His family have been informed
and our specialist officers are providing support. Officers would
like to hear from anyone who was travelling along the M4 between
these two junctions and saw the collision."
with information should call the Serious Collision Investigation
Team on 101. Alternatively, contact Crimestoppers on 0800 555
111 where information can be left anonymously if preferred."
The crash scene next to the M4 motorway where the Burnham man
was killed (photos: Richard Wintle - Calyx Pictures)