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Vandana Singh: Tribute to A40 death crash victim

A college has paid tribute to "a beautiful girl" who was run over and killed near Oxford.

Vandana Singh died on the Oxford-bound carriageway of the A40, between Forest Hill and Thornhill park-and-ride, on 12 November. Police think she may have been struck by a number of cars.

The 21-year-old, from Cheltenham, was a third-year law student at the University of Oxford's Exeter College.

Frances Cairncross, the college rector, said she was "deeply missed".

'Hearts go out'

"Exeter College is grieving for the loss of Vandana Singh," said Ms Cairncross.

"Dana was a lovely and beautiful girl, who was at the heart of college life and is deeply missed by everyone who knew her.

"Our hearts go out to her family and her many friends."

Thames Valley Police want to speak to drivers who were in the area before Ms Singh was run over.

PC James Mahony had said drivers could have struck something on the carriageway without being aware it was a person.

An inquest into Ms Singh's death was opened on 15 November.

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