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Woman dies after crash 'involving 20 vehicles' on A40 in Oxfordshire

A woman has been killed as around 20 vehicles were involved in a major crash when roads became treacherous due to thick fog.

The A40 was closed in both directions due to the multi-vehicle crash, which stretched for more than half a mile near Witney in Oxfordshire, the ambulance service said.

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'I saw two cars swerve as they braked and go flying'

Another eyewitness described the "carnage" as multiple cars swerved and crashed on the busy road.

The woman, who asked not to be named, said she "luckily" saw hazard lights ahead as she approached on the slip road from Carterton, and moved on to a grass verge.

"I saw cars going zooming past me and trying to swerve out the way of the stationary cars but crashing into them," she said.

"I saw one car try swerve in between a Mini and another car, ending up crashing into the Mini and (flying) up in the air.

"I saw two cars swerve as they braked so hard and go flying into the barrier in the middle of the road ... it was carnage."

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