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Woman dies after M40 crash
A 21-YEAR-OLD woman has died in hospital following a collision on the M40.
The collision involved a yellow Ford Ka and a grey Honda Accord on the northbound carriageway, between the M25 and Beaconsfield junctions, and happened yesterday at 11.51am.
Clear details of the incident have not yet emerged, but police said in a statement this evening: “The Ford Ka appeared to have broken down in lane two of the motorway.
“There were four occupants in the car, three women aged 21, 22 and 31, and one man, aged 20.
“The 21-year-old woman, who was a passenger, was airlifted to John Radcliffe Hospital, where she sadly died at 1.05pm today.
“The three other occupants sustained minor injuries and were taken to Wexham Park Hospital for treatment.”
Officers said the driver of the Honda, a 59-year-old man, was not injured.
They added a third vehicle, a green HGV, was also involved in the incident and the 55-year-old male driver was not injured.
No arrests were made. The motorway was closed for several hours.
Anyone who witnessed the collision, or has any other information which may assist the investigation, is asked to contact PC Joy Jarvis of the Road Death Investigation Team based at Three Mile Cross via the 24-hour Police Enquiry Centre on 101, quoting URN 419 of 18/4/12.
If you don't want to speak directly to the police you can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or online at crimestoppers-uk.org