A 69-year-old man has died following a crash on the M4.

Police were called to the scene shortly before 8am yesterday morning after reports of a collision on the westbound carriageway between junction 14 and 15.

The vehicle, a silver Citroen C5, had crashed into the hard shoulder. The driver suffered what police referred to as “a medical episode”.

Despite the efforts of paramedics, the driver, a 69-year-old man from the London area, passed away.

Officers are trying to clarify the exact circumstances and would like to hear from anyone who saw the car before the collision, or anyone who witnessed the collision.

Traffic officers briefly shut the road in both directions, but cars were moving again just before 8.40am.

The Wiltshire Air Ambulance had also been called to assist South Western Ambulance Service paramedics, Thames Valley Police and Tri-Force.

A spokesman from Wiltshire Police said: “Our thoughts are with his family at this difficult time.”

Anyone with information is asked to call Wiltshire Police on 101 at their earliest possible convenience.