Three children aged four, six, and eight and woman, 29, from same family die in horror smash between car and lorry on A40 near Oxford
- Two girls, four and eight, and a boy, six, were killed alongside woman on Monday
- Emergency services rushed to A40 near Oxford but four were pronounced dead
- Two other passengers taken to hospital and HGV driver suffered minor injuries
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, from Chinnor, Oxfordshire, were pronounced dead at the scene.
Three children and a woman from the same family have been killed after a car collided with a lorry in a horror smash on the A40 near Oxford. Pictured: Stock image
Two other passengers in the Subaru, a 30-year-old man and an 18-month-old girl, were rushed 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 and the A40 will remain closed in both directions for a ‘considerable’ period of time while the investigation continues.
Senior investigating officer Sergeant Dominic Mahon, of the Serious Collision Investigation Unit based at Bicester, said the crash was an ‘absolute tragedy’.
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. Pictured: Stock image
He 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.
‘The next of kin of the family have been made aware and are being supported by specially trained family liaison officers.
‘Our officers and colleagues from the other emergency services were dealing with an extremely upsetting scene, and I would like to thank them for the work that they carried out overnight.
‘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.’