A third member of staff from a school for people with autism has died from injuries sustained in minibus crash on the M4 in Berkshire.

The fatality was confirmed at a press conference at Prior's Court School.

Police were called at around 12.20pm on Thursday to a crash involving a lorry and a minibus.

The road was closed heading eastbound between junction 14 at Hungerford and junction 13 at Chieveley, but has since fully re-opened to traffic.

Thames Valley Police confirmed two other passengers in the minibus remain in hospital with life-threatening injuries.

Three further passengers were also taken to hospital, two of which have since been discharged.

The third passenger is still being treated in hospital.

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Thames Valley Police released a statement confirming the death of the third staff member.

At around 12.20pm (12/10) Thames Valley Police and other partner agencies were called to the scene of a serious road traffic collision in West Berkshire.

Thames Valley Police

Prior's Court School's Chief Executive released a statement on the night of the incident.

I speak on behalf of us all at Prior’s Court when I say we are devastated about the road traffic collision which happened today. I send my deepest condolences to the families, friends and colleagues of the two people who lost their lives.

Mike Robinson, Chief Executive, Prior’s Court