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Warning after three fatal crashes in Oxfordshire

Firefighters who attended three fatal crashes in the same week are urging motorists to take extra care.

Crews attended three collisions on 7, 10 and 12 June, all of which were fatal.

An 18-year-old woman died in one crash in Adderbury on Sunday. A 48-year-old man died on Friday when his van hit a lorry in Nettlebed, near Henley.

A man in his 70s was also killed in a three-vehicle crash at Barnard Gate on Tuesday 7 June.

A further five had to be cut free from vehicles at the scene of those accidents and taken to hospital with injuries.

Stuart Garner, of Oxfordshire Fire and Rescue Service, said: "We are urging people to drive to the road conditions and pay particular attention to the speed limits, which are there for a reason.

"You don't have to be travelling over the speed limit to be driving too fast for the prevailing road conditions.

"If you are driving at an inappropriate speed, particularly on a road you are not familiar with, you could end up approaching a junction or bend too fast, overtaking where it's unsuitable or unable to negotiate narrow roads."

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