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Three dead in crash on A4074 at Sandford-on-Thames

Oxfordshire car crash scene
Image caption The car crashed into trees and rolled down an embankment

Two US citizens are believed to be among three people killed when their car crashed into trees and rolled down an embankment in Oxfordshire.

The Mercedes came off the A4074 at Sandford-on-Thames near Oxford at about 21:50 BST on Monday.

Three men, aged 57, 39 and 31, were pronounced dead at the scene.

Two other passengers - a 37-year-old woman and a 29-year-old woman - are in John Radcliffe Hospital in Oxford where they are said to be stable.

Thames Valley Police said the 57 and 39-year-old men are believed to be US citizens and the force has contacted the US embassy to help notify next-of-kin.

A spokesman for South Central Ambulance said four ambulances and a rapid response vehicle attended the incident.

He added one of the women had freed herself from the wreckage when paramedics arrived.

Two fire crews from Slade in Oxford and a specialist rescue unit from Kidlington were also called to the scene.

Police are appealing for witnesses.

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