Four killed in eight-vehicle rush hour crash on A34


Four people have been killed in an eight-vehicle pile-up in rush hour.

A section of the A34 in Berkshire was closed for several hours after the crash on the northbound carriageway near East Ilsley, close to the M4.

Thames Valley Police were called to the scene shortly after 5pm on Wednesday, following the collision involving four heavy goods vehicles and four cars.

Police confirmed four people died at the scene.

One man remains in John Radcliffe Hospital in Oxford with life-threatening injuries. 

Two other people were taken to the Royal Berkshire Hospital by land ambulance with minor injuries. Nine others suffered minor injuries and were treated at the scene.

The northbound carriageway between the M4 junction at Chieveley and West Ilsley is currently closed and is likely to remain closed for a significant amount of time.

Anyone with information about the crash is asked to contact police.