Renault confirm employee death

Details as of the time of this post are limited but GMM is reporting that police were called to the Renault F1 factory and that paramedics are confirming a man has died there.Police are not confirming rumors that there was a gun involved but the local paper the Oxford Mail reported that there was a gun involved. The Oxford Mail did say it was an employee.

Renault have confirmed the death of an employee, William Millar, from their R&D department.


“A 53-year-old man was seen walking down a bridleway on the Renault site,” a police spokesman was quoted as saying by the Telegraph.

“A few moments later a shot was fired. His body was discovered at the scene and he had died from a shot to the head.

“We are not treating this incident as suspicious and a file has been passed to the coroner.”

It now appears to have been an apparent suicide by a 27-year veteran employee of Renault.

“Everyone at the team is deeply shocked to lose such a valued member of staff who had been with the team for 27 years,” a spokesman said.

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