CRASH UPDATE: Arrest made after crash near Banbury

A 59-year-old man from Banbury died after being struck by a vehicle near Banbury yesterday (Wednesday). EMN-151026-144748001
A 59-year-old man from Banbury died after being struck by a vehicle near Banbury yesterday (Wednesday). EMN-151026-144748001

A 55-year-old man from Bicester has been arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving after a man from Banbury died after being struck by a vehicle yesterday (Wednesday).

Police initially reported there was a three-car collision on the A4260 between Duns Tew and Steeple Aston, but in an update this afternoon (Thursday), police have added further information about the incident.

At about 8am a 59-year-old man was walking towards a black Fiat Punto that had gone off the road and overturned.

The man was then struck by a reversing Ford Transit Tipper van and died from his injuries. His next of kin has been informed.

The victim, from the Banbury area, had stopped his car, a green Vauxhall Corsa, nearby.

The driver of the Fiat Punto had minor injuries.

The road was closed for several hours while officers investigated the circumstances of the collision and re-opened later the same day at noon.

The driver of the Ford Transit Tipper van, a 55-year-old man from Bicester, has been arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving.

He has been released on police bail until March 30 2016.

Investigating officer PC Julia Stroud, from the Serious Collision Investigation Unit, said: “I would like to speak to anyone who witnessed the collision or the vehicles involved prior to the collision, as they may have information which could assist the investigation.”

If you have any information which could assist the investigation please call the 24-hour Thames Valley Police enquiry centre on 101.

Alternatively call the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.