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Man dies after being hit by lorry on M40

One man has died and another is in hospital with serious injuries after they were hit by a lorry on the M40.

Police were called at 04:22 BST to the southbound slip road at junction nine, near Bicester.

A 27-year-old man was pronounced dead at the scene, while three others were taken to the John Radcliffe Hospital in Oxford.

The lorry driver, a 45-year-old man from Southampton has been arrested on suspicion of dangerous driving.

He is currently in custody.

Head injuries

Thames Valley Police said the car had stopped on the slip road and the three passengers had got out of it, before the crash. The driver was in the vehicle at the time.

Two of the men have been discharged from hospital but one man is being treated for serious head injuries.

Det Con Ian Bailey said: "I would like to speak to anyone who may have witnessed this collision, in which a man has tragically died."

The southbound carriageway was shut until 07:30 BST, causing hour-long delays, with the slip road closed until about 09:20 BST.

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