Berkshire

M4 fatal crash: Motorway reopens

M4 lorry crash Image copyright Thames Valley Police
Image caption The lorry overturned across the motorway damaging the central reservation

A stretch of motorway in Berkshire that was closed for 19 hours after a fatal lorry crash has reopened.

The lorry overturned between junctions 12 and 11 of the London-bound M4 near Reading on Wednesday. The 49-year-old driver, from Essex, died at the scene.

Repair work was carried out through the night on the road and central reservation that had been damaged.

The closure meant some drivers were stuck in their cars in tailbacks for up to seven hours.

Anyone who witnessed the crash has been urged to contact police.

Image copyright Highways England
Image caption The lorry overturned between junctions 12 and 11 of the London-bound M4 near Reading

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