Two men injured in crash which closed motorway

Two men have been taken to hospital with injuries after a van crashed into the back of a lorry and shut a motorway for several hours.

Emergency services were called to the M40 northbound between junction 12 near Gaydon and junction 14 near Leamington Spa, Warwickshire, just before 03:00 BST on Wednesday.

The northbound carriageway was closed following the crash, with drivers advised to avoid the area and to follow diversions.

The driver and the passenger of the van, a white Ford, were both taken to University Hospital Coventry and Warwickshire, West Midlands Ambulance Service said.