Cropredy crash: Man dies after car lands in hedgerow

Two-car crash in Cropredy Image copyright OFRS
Image caption A man inside the Fiesta was airlifted to hospital but later died

A man has died after a two-car collision that left a vehicle on its side in a hedgerow in Oxfordshire.

The 25-year-old, who was from the area, and inside the stranded car, sustained serious injuries in Oxhey Hill, near Cropredy, on Tuesday morning.

He was taken by air ambulance to hospital in Coventry but died on Wednesday.

Police, who are investigating the crash, said it took place in "frosty and foggy conditions".

Firefighters had to remove the Ford Fiesta from the hedgerow after the crash.

Another occupant, thought to be wounded, left the scene, sparking a police search for him, as they feared for his welfare. He has since been located.

The driver of a Porsche Boxster involved in the collision received minor injuries.

No arrests have been made.

The deceased man's next of kin have been informed.

Incident commander Steve Anderson said both vehicles were "badly damaged" and removing the car from the hedge had been "extremely challenging".

Officers are continuing to appeal for witnesses.

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