Woman and three young children from same family killed in Oxfordshire car crash

Four members of the same family, including three young children, have died in an accident on the A40 in Oxfordshire.

The children, ages four, six and eight, and the 29-year-old woman are from the same family from Chinnor, Oxfordshire.

Police said a family car and a heavy duty vehicle collided between Oxford and Cassington at 9:50 p.m. on Monday, October 12.

Two other passengers on the Subaru people carrier, a 30-year-old man and an 18-month-old girl, are fighting for their lives.

They were taken to the John Radcliffe Hospital in Oxford after the accident that occurred near a railway bridge around 9:50 p.m.

The 56-year-old man who drove the heavy commercial vehicle suffered minor injuries in the accident.

Sergeant Dominic Mahon, investigator in charge of the Serious Collision Investigation Unit in Bicester, said, “We are at a very early stage in our investigation into this incredibly tragic incident that resulted in the death of four people from the same family.

“I would like to ask the public and the media not to speculate about the cause of this terrible incident. We will leave no stone unturned to determine what caused this tragedy.

“The immediate family members have been made aware of this and are supported by specially trained family liaison officers.

“The thoughts of all of us at Thames Valley Police and our partners who have worked on site or in the hospital are with the families during this incredibly difficult time.

“I would also like to pay tribute to our officers, first responders and medics who dealt with this collision.

“Our officers and colleagues from the other emergency services had an extremely exciting scene, and I want to thank them for the work they have done overnight.

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“Our officers are staying on the scene and the A40 will remain closed in both directions for a substantial period of time while this investigation continues.

“This is an absolute tragedy and I would like again to ask the public and media not to speculate on the cause as we continue to support the families of all victims.”


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