A MAN died after crashing into a roundabout just off the M40 near Wheatley.

The driver, a 34-year-old man from Slough, died at the scene on Easter Sunday.

He had been driving a blue Audi A4 convertible along the southbound M40, and exited at the Junction 8A slip road.

Police said the vehicle 'collided with the roundabout' and landed on its roof.

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The collision happened at about 1.15pm and the slip road was closed for 'considerable time.'

The man’s next of kin have been informed and are being offered support from specially trained officers.

Investigating officer Sergeant Claire Greene of the Joint Operations Unit for Roads Policing, based at Bicester, said: "I am appealing to anybody who witnessed the collision, or who may have dash-cam footage of this to contact the 24-hour non-emergency number 101.

"Tragically, the male driver of the vehicle died as a result of this collision, and our thoughts are with his family at this time."

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Anybody with any information can call 101, quoting reference number 43190119837, or make a report online.

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The location of the collision. Pic: Google Maps

It was the second tragedy to strike the same stretch of the M40 over the Easter weekend.

On Friday a Wheatley man in his 70s died after falling from a bridge, just north of Junction 8a.

Just a few hours after the fatal roundabout crash, flames engulfed a car on the southbound M40 near Junction 8a, and the fire service said it was 'fortunate' all four occupants managed to get out safely.