Woman dies following crash with classic car on the A5 in Milton Keynes

A woman has died after a crash involving a Ford Focus and a classic car on the A5 in Milton Keynes, which closed the road in both directions earlier today.

At 8.50am, a black Ford Focus and a red and black classic car, were involved in a collision on the northbound carriageway, just before the junction for central Milton Keynes.

Officers and the other emergency services attended the scene.

A woman who had been travelling in the classic car, aged in her sixties from Bedfordshire, died at the scene. The male driver of this vehicle was taken to Milton Keynes University Hospital with serious injuries, which are not believed to be life threatening. He has since been transferred to the John Radcliffe Hospital in Oxford, where he remains.

A man, who had been travelling in the Ford Focus, sustained minor injuries in the collision and was taken to hospital as a precaution.

Roads Policing officers have been investigating the circumstances of the collision. The A5 was closed in both directions while emergency services attended the scene. Both carriageways have subsequently re-opened.

Inspector Scott Long, from the Joint Operations Unit for Roads Policing, said: “We are investigating the circumstances of this road traffic collision in which a woman sadly lost her life.

“I would like to speak to anyone who witnessed the collision or who saw the vehicles travelling prior to the collision. If you have any information, or any dash-cam footage, please come forward and speak to police.

“I would also like to thank the motorists who were affected by the road closure for their patience while emergency services were in attendance at the scene.”

If you have any information about the collision, please call the 24-hour Thames Valley Police enquiry centre on 101 quoting the reference ‘329 11/8’ or contact us online.