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Man dies after car crash on A40
9:30am Tuesday 24th April 2012 in Cherwell
A 47-YEAR-OLD driver from West Oxfordshire has died following a road crash on the A40 near Witney.
A seven-year-old girl had to be taken to Oxford’s John Radcliffe Hospital suffering abdominal injuries after the accident by Barnard Gate between a blue Vauxhall Vectra and a silver Skoda Octavia at about 6.15pm on Sunday.
The 47-year-old, who was driving the Vectra, suffered a heart attack and was taken to the JR by air ambulance, a South Central Ambulance Service spokesman said, but died of his injuries.
The driver of the Skoda suffered minor injuries, while the young girl’s injuries were not life threatening.
Fire crews had to cut two people free from the wreckage.
The road was closed until 10pm while police carried out investigations into the accident. Officers last night issued an appeal for witnesses to call Pc Charlie Etheridge, of the Joint Roads Policing Department based at Bicester, on 101.