Three children and woman, 29, from same family die in horror smash

Three children and woman, 29, from same family die in horror smash

October 13, 2020

Three children aged four, six, and nine and woman, 29, from same family die in horror smash between car and lorry on A40 near Oxford

Three children and a woman from the same family have been killed after a car collided with a lorry in a horror smash near Oxford. 

Two girls, four and eight, and a boy, six, were killed alongside a 29-year-old woman when a silver Subaru collided with a HGV on the A40 on Monday, Thames Valley Police said.

Emergency services rushed to the scene at 9.50pm to reports of the crash, which took place near to a railway overbridge to the west of Oxford. 

The four family members were pronounced dead at the scene.  

Two other passengers in the Subaru, a 30-year-old man and an 18-month-old girl, have been taken to the John Radcliffe Hospital in Oxford, where they both remain in a critical condition.  

The driver of the HGV, a 56-year-old man, suffered minor injuries.

Officers remain at the scene today and the A40 is closed in both directions. 

Senior Investigating Officer Sergeant Dominic Mahon said: ‘We are in the very early stages of our investigation into this incredibly tragic incident that has resulted in the deaths of four people from the same family.

‘I would appeal to anybody who was driving in the area at the time of the collision and witnessed what happened to please contact 101, or make a report online, quoting reference number 43200321914.

‘I would also urge anybody who has dash-cam footage of the incident or either of the vehicles just prior to the incident to please not share this publicly, but contact police with this detail.’

Officers remain at the scene today and the A40 is closed in both directions, Thames Valley Police said.

‘Our officers remain at the scene and the A40 will remain closed in both directions for a considerable period of time while this investigation continues,’ Sgt Mahon added.

‘This is an absolute tragedy, and again I would ask the public and the media not to speculate as to the cause, as we continue to support the families of all of the victims.’

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