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Pedestrian on slip road dies after being hit by lorry

J9 slip-road of the M40 Credit: Google Maps

A man has died after being hit by a lorry on a slip road of the M40 in the early hours of this morning.

The 27-year-old was one of three people who got out of a car which had stopped on junction 9 of the southbound carriageway.

All three pedestrians were struck by the lorry - two of them were taken to John Radcliffe Hospital, along with the driver of the car. The other pedestrian died at the scene.

Two people have since been discharged from hospital, while one man remains in hospital with serious head injuries.

Thames Valley Police is appealing for witnesses to the collision, which happened at around 4.17am.

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