BREAKING NEWS: Four people killed in head-on car crash are believed to be from Northampton, say police

Four people killed in a head-on car crash last night that left three others seriously injured are believed to be from Northampton, police say.

Monday, 23rd May 2016, 4:43 pm
Updated Monday, 23rd May 2016, 7:21 pm
Thames Valley Police said the accidents happened between the Watchfield roundabout and the Highworth turn off, near Shrivenham Image: Google Maps

Thames Valley Police is appealing for witnesses to the fatal collision in which four people died and three others were seriously injured on the A420 at Shrivenham bypass, near Swindon last night.

The force says that at 11.15pm a black Mercedes and a blue Citroen Saxo collided between the Watchfield roundabout and the Highworth turn off.

The Citroen Saxo was travelling towards Oxford while the Mercedes was travelling in opposite direction when the two vehicles collided head-on.

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Tragically, all four occupants of the Citroen Saxo, two men and two women all in their mid-twenties, died at the scene.

A spokesman for Thames Valley said this afternoon: “It is believed they were living in the Northampton area. The deceased have not yet been formally identified.”

The three occupants of the Mercedes, the male driver, a female passenger in her 30s and a three-year-old boy were all taken to the John Radcliffe hospital in Oxford where they are being treated for their injuries, which are not, at this stage, believed to be life-threatening.

Det Sgt Gavin Collier, of the Serious Collision Investigation Unit at Bicester, said: “This was a terrible incident in which four young people have lost their lives.

“We would urge anyone who was driving in the area last night and saw either of the vehicles prior to the collision to get in contact as they may have information which could help us with our investigation into the circumstances which led up to this tragic collision.”

If you have any information about the collision, contact Det Sgt Collier via the Thames Valley Police Enquiry Centre on 101 quoting URN 1546 22/5.