Four killed in crash which seriously injures three-year-old boy

The A420 Shrivenham bypass, along which the incident occured
The A420 Shrivenham bypass, along which the incident occured

Four people have died and three others including a three-year-old boy were seriously injured in a head-on crash.

The accident involving a black Mercedes and a blue Citroen Saxo happened on the A420 Shrivenham bypass, near Swindon, UK at 11.15pm on Sunday.

The four people who died, two men and two women, all aged in their 20s, are understood to be from the Northampton area.

A Thames Valley Police spokesman said: "The Citroen Saxo was travelling towards Oxford while the Mercedes was travelling in the 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-20s, 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 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.

Detective Sergeant Gavin Collier said: "This was a terrible incident in which four young people have lost their lives."