Yorkshire mum and three children killed in HGV crash named

A YORKSHIRE mum who died along with her three young children in a horror crash on Monday night has been named as 29-year-old Zoe Powell. Ms Powell and her two daughters Amelia, four, and Phoebe, eight, and her six-year-old son Simeon, died in the crash between their Subaru people carrier and a heavy good vehicle on Monday. The crash happened near a railway overbridge on the A40 to the west of Oxford.

Two other passengers in the Subaru, reported to be her 30-year-old husband Josh and their 18-month-old daughter, were taken to the John Radcliffe Hospital in Oxford, where they both remain in a critical condition. The family live in Chinnor, Oxfordshire, and Zoe is reportedly to originally be from Sheffield. The HGV driver suffered minor injuries, Thames Valley Police said.

Senior Investigating Officer Sergeant Dominic Mahon, of the serious collision investigation unit, based at Bicester, said officers were in the very early stages of the investigation into what he described as an “incredibly tragic” and “horrendous” incident. He said: “We will leave no stone unturned to ascertain what has caused this tragedy. “The next of kin of the family have been made aware and are being supported by specially trained family liaison officers.

“The thoughts of all of us at Thames Valley Police, along with our partners who have assisted at the scene or at the hospital, are with the families at this incredibly difficult time.

“I would like to also pay tribute to our officers, first responders and medical professionals, who dealt with this collision.

“Our officers and colleagues from the other emergency services were dealing with an extremely upsetting scene, and I would like to thank them for the work that they carried out overnight.”

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