Three children and a 29-year-old woman from the same family have died after a people carrier collided with a lorry on the A40 in the UK.
The accident happened on the motorway near Oxford on Monday night, Thames Valley Police have just announced.
Officers of the law were called at 9.50pm to reports of the collision between a silver Subaru and the HGV near to the railway overbridge just west of Oxford.
The woman and the children, two girls, aged four and eight, and a six-year-old boy, were all pronounced dead at the scene.
Two other passengers in the Subaru, a 30-year-old man and an 18-month-old girl, were taken to John Radcliffe Hospital in Oxford, where they are in a critical condition.
The truck driver, a 56-year-old man, suffered minor injuries.
Senior investigating officer Sergeant Dominic Mahon, of the serious collision investigation unit, based at Bicester, said the crash was an “absolute tragedy”.
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