Man dies after car crashes into fence off A34

A 27-YEAR-OLD man died after his car crashed off the A34 in South Oxfordshire into a fence. The tragic accident happened at about 9.30pm on Friday. Police said the man was driving south on the A34 out of Oxfordshire in a grey Volkswagen Polo.

ALSO READ: Elderly man dies after crashing into wall in village  His car left the carriageway just after an exit for Abingdon Road near East Ilsley, the forced said, and then crashed into the fence. That section of the A34 was closed all of Saturday morning while police started to investigate the circumstances of the accident and the car was removed from the scene.

The man’s family have been informed and are being supported by specially-trained officers, but police have not revealed any more about what caused the accident. Now the force is appealing for anyone who might have more information to get in touch. PC Matt Bowden of the Roads Policing Unit said: “We are appealing for any witnesses to this tragic incident to please come forward.

“If any motorists who were in the local area around the time this happened have dash-cams, please check any footage in case it has captured anything that could help with this investigation.” Anyone with information is asked to contact police by calling 101 or report information online quoting reference 43200310728. ALSO READ: Sewage in road as drains erupt after heavy rain

The accident happened after the Met Office issued a weekend-long yellow weather warning for wind and rain in the county.

It is not known if weather had anything to do with the accident, however the reopening of the A34 on Saturday morning was delayed by flooding in East Ilsley.

Police urged drivers to be cautious due to spray and flooding which could lead to difficult driving conditions and some road closures.

????ROAD CLOSED????The #A34 is still closed southbound between #Milton #Didcot &#Chieveley #M4 due to an earlier incident & flooding, we are seeing delays around #MiltonInterchange follow the diversion, please see more info below #oxontravel

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