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Fatal collision West Oxfordshire

A man has died in a traffic incident on the A4095 near North Leigh, West Oxfordshire today (Sunday November 11th).

Police officers, in a marked police car, attempted to stop a green Rover shortly after midnight. The car failed to stop and made off on the A4095 towards Long Hanborough.

Two officers followed but within minutes lost sight of the car. On driving along the A4095 they found the Rover in a ditch with one man trapped inside.

Paramedics, Fire and Rescue and the police helicopter were called but the man driving the Rover was pronounced dead at the scene.

No one else was injured.

The road was closed while emergency services and collision investigators worked on the scene and was re-opened at 6.20am this morning.

Thames Valley Police, Roads Policing department is investigating the collision and the circumstances of the police involvement. They are appealing for anyone who saw the Rover leave the road or witnessed the vehicles prior to the incident to contact them.

Anyone with information should contact Sgt Jack Hawkins at Bicester Roads Policing Department, on 0845 8 505 505 or call Crimestoppers charity anonymously on 0800 555 111.

As with all such incidents, the Thames Valley Police Professional Standards Department has referred the incident to the Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC).

Posted : 11/11/2007 22:12:06

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