Man dies in M40 motorway taxi crash near Oxford

A man died and three people were seriously hurt when a taxi overturned on the M40 near Oxford.

The car, travelling southbound, went through the central reservation barrier and ended up on the northbound carriageway at about 05:00 BST.

One of the three injured people is said to be in a critical condition at the John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford.

The M40 was closed for about 10 hours northbound between junction 8 at Thame and junction 9 at Bicester.

It is believed the white Mercedes people carrier-style taxi involved in the crash was travelling from the High Wycombe area.

Police said the vehicle was carrying six passengers and a driver, all of whom were men.

Officers are appealing for any witnesses who saw the taxi travelling along the M40 to come forward.

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