HGV crash closes M40 overnight

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THE M40 northbound was closed for several hours last night, Friday, when a HGV drifted off the motorway and onto an embankment.

It happened in the early hours, between junction 15 for Warwick and junction 16 for Henley-in-Arden.

The driver is understood to have been taken ill while driving and was taken to Warwick Hospital after the crash with minor head injuries.

Emergency services were called at 10pm and the motorway was reopened shortly before 4am.