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New mother killed in M40 crash named - baby in hospital

A baby has been airlifted to hospital following a motorway crash which claimed the life of her mother.

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Baby airlifted to hospital after woman killed in motorway crash

Delays remain in place on the M40 following this morning's fatal crash Credit: Dan Hough

A baby has been airlifted to hospital following a motorway crash which claimed the life of a woman.

Emergency services remain at the scene of a fatal collision on the M40 in Oxfordshire and motorists are advised to avoid the area if possible.

Police were called at 11.20am this morning to reports of a collision on the southbound carriageway of the M40, just before junction 9 between a green Peugeot 406 estate and a red articulated lorry. The driver of the Peugeot, a woman in her late twenties, was pronounced dead at the scene.

A young baby, believed to be only a few weeks old and in the rear of the vehicle, has been airlifted to hospital for treatment. Two lanes of the southbound carriageway have now been reopened however there remain lengthy tailbacks and motorists are advised to avoid the area.

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