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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Mother killed and baby daughter air lifted to hospital after crash on M40

Police have confirmed that a woman in her late twenties killed in a crash on the M40 was the mother of a newborn baby girl who was airlifted to hospital.

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 arctic lorry.

The driver of the Peugeot, a woman in her late twenties, was pronounced dead at the scene.

The baby girl, believed to be only a few weeks old and in the rear of the vehicle, was airlifted to hospital for treatment.

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