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Football Fans Killed In Motorway Tragedy

Nuneaton Borough's FA Cup run ended in tragedy at the weekend when three fans returning from the game were killed in a motorway accident.

They were in a minibus that crashed on the M40 northbound just before junction 11 at Banbury at 8.52pm on Saturday.

Fourteen people, all men from the Nuneaton area, were in the bus, returning from watching the club’s 3-0 defeat at Bournemouth in the second round of the FA Cup.

Two men, Sean Michael Folan, aged 30, of Olton Place, Nuneaton and Martin Lashley, aged 38 of Prescelly Close, Nuneaton, died at the scene.

Another person, Cal Long, aged 24, of Marner Road, Nuneaton died yesterday with his family at his bedside in the John Radcliffe Hospital in Oxford.

Accident investigators were still trying to work out what caused the crash today. Two lanes of the motorway were shut for several hours after the crash to allow the emergency services access to the vehicle.

Ten of the men were taken to hospital in Banbury for treatment to minor injuries. Another person was taken to the John Radcliffe Hospital.
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CWN / Crimes, Fires & Accidents / 11 Dec 00
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