Thames Valley Police is appealing for witnesses to a fatal road traffic collision in which four people died and three others were seriously injured on the A420 at Shrivenham bypass, near Swindon last night (22/5).
At approximately 11.15pm emergency services were called to a report of a two car collision between a black Mercedes and a blue Citroen Saxo on the A420 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.
Tragically, all four occupants of the Citroen Saxo, two men and two women all in their mid-twenties, died at the scene. 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 thirties 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 please contact Det Sgt Collier via the Thames Valley Police Enquiry Centre on 101 quoting URN 1546 22/5.
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 www.crimestoppers-uk.org. No personal details are taken, information is not traced or recorded and you will not go to court.