Crash that closed A43 near Brackley confirmed as a fatal accident

A crash that closed the A43 near Brackley for several hours yesterday afternoon (Wednesday, July 3) has been confirmed as a fatal accident by police.

A Volkswagen Sharan and a Land Rover Discovery crashed at just after 2.30pm on the A43 northbound between Brackley and Towcester.

This morning (Thursday), Northants Serious Collision Investigation unit confirmed that someone had died in the crash.

Tweeting at 8.20am via @NorthantsSCIU, a spokesman said: “We are appealing for #witnesses following a #Fatal collision on the #A43 northbound at #Brackley around 14:35 hours on Wednesday 3rd July 2019.

“The collision involved a #Volkswagen Sharan and a #LandRover Discovery. Witness? Dashcam? Call Drivewatch 0800 174 615.”

The A43 was shut until around 7.15pm, causing long delays for motorists.

Police accident

Police accident

To add to the traffic in Brackley, a lorry broke down outside the new Paisley Pear pub on Northampton Road and a ‘sinkhole’ opened up on Turweston Road.

There are no further details at this stage.