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Driver held after four - including three children - killed in motorway rush-hour pile-up

Ben Mitchell

Published 11/08/2016 | 08:58

The crash closed a section of the A34 in Berkshire for several hours
The crash closed a section of the A34 in Berkshire for several hours

A motorist has been detained on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving after a rush-hour pile-up in which four people were killed.

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Three children aged 11, 11 and 13 were among those killed.

The crash, which closed a section of the A34 in Berkshire for several hours, involved four heavy goods vehicles and four cars.

Police confirmed four people died at the scene, while a man was taken to the John Radcliffe Hospital in Oxford with life-threatening injuries and two other people were taken to the Royal Berkshire Hospital with minor injuries.

Nine other people who were slightly hurt were treated at the scene following the accident near East Isley, close to the M4, which happened shortly after 5pm on Wednesday.

A Thames Valley Police spokesman said: "A man has been arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving and is currently in custody."

The force posted on Twitter that the road had fully reopened following the crash.

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