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Fatal collision on A40 Golden Valley Bypass

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

Shortly after 11pm yesterday, Friday 30 September, 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/  

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