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Woman dies retrieving item on M40 between Oxfordshire and Warwickshire

A woman has died when she was hit by a car while apparently trying to retrieve possessions from the middle of a motorway.

A Ford Fiesta travelling on the M40 struck the woman between junctions 12 and 11, on the Oxfordshire-Warwickshire border.

The woman, aged in her 60s, was a passenger in a car which had stopped on the hard shoulder at about 0900 BST.

Lanes one and two of the southbound carriageway have since reopened.

Officers are also appealing for witnesses to the incident to come forward.

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