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Woman dies in second fatal minibus crash on M4

A woman has died after a second minibus crash on the M4.

Police were called to the westbound carriageway between junction 14 and 15 by Membury Services, near Hungerford in Berkshire, just before 11.30am on Saturday after the vehicle overturned.

The woman was airlifted to hospital in Oxford where she later died, police said.

Three others on the minibus were taken to hospital in Swindon but only suffered minor injuries.

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Investigating officer Pc James Baker, of Thames Valley Police roads policing unit, appealed for anyone who witnessed the incident to come forward, adding: ‘This is another tragic incident on our roads, and our thoughts are with all those who have been affected.’

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The crash comes just three days after a minibus crash left three people dead on Thursday.

The minibus had been carrying staff and children from an autism school when it collided with a lorry on a nearby stretch of the motorway between junction 14 and 13 by Chieveley at around 12.20pm on Thursday.

INS News Agency Ltd. 11/10/2018 *************** Picture by James Robinson*************** A multiple crash involving a minibus and a lorry on the M4 motorway was feared to have left at least two people dead and others with tragic injuries this afternoon/Yesterday (Thurs). All six lanes of the m-way were closed creating major traffic jams and long diversions as a fleet of ambulances, four helicopters including three air ambulances, fire crews and police converged on the dramatic scene. Three people were fighting for their lives and three more were taken to hospital with serious injuries after the collision. The crash happened on the London-bound carriageway of the M4 near Welford, Berkshire just after 1.30pm See copy INSmini

The crash comes just three days after a minibus crash left three people dead on Thursday (Picture: INS News Agency Ltd)

Two staff members from the Prior’s Court Foundation died at the scene and another, who was driving the minibus, died in hospital on Friday.

Six others, including the lorry driver, were taken to hospital and three are still being treated.



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