Thames Valley police are appealing for witnesses after a lorry driver crashed into another vehicle and died as officers were removing a dead badger from the A34.
Police received a call this morning to say the dead badger was causing an obstruction on the southbound carriageway near Marcham.
As they slowed down the traffic to remove the dead badger, a lorry crashed into another vehicle.
The driver was taken to the John Radcliffe Hospital in Oxford but sadly died of his injuries.
The southbound carriageway of the A34 has been closed between Botley and Didcot, while one lane remains open on the northbound carriageway between Didcot and Abingdon.
Anyone who witnessed the crash are asked to contact the police via 101.
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Highways England thanked people for pointing it out. The A34 sign has now been removed.