A HGV DRIVER has died on the M40 after a total single-vehicle crash with an ‘unknown’ cause.

Justin Buxton, 53, was driving on the M40 northbound near junction 8A when he was involved in a crash.

The death of the lorry driver, from Warwickshire, was verified by a paramedic at 1.04pm the same day.

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An inquest opening at Oxford Coroner’s Court on May 16 heard that it is unknown why Mr Buxton had become involved in the single-vehicle crash.

He was taken to John Radcliffe Hospital and a medical cause of death has been provided as ‘severe head injury’.

A full inquest into his death has been scheduled to take place at the same court on October 24 at 10am.