26-year-old man dies after late night Farthinghoe car crash

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FATALITY: The village of Farthinghoe has witnessed another fatal car crash after a 26-year-old man from Banbury died in hospital this week.

Police have named Edward Chaffe as the victim of the accident which they believe happened at around 11.30pm on Friday, November 25.

However the emergency services were not alerted until 3am and police are keen speak to two drivers who may have stopped at the scene of the accident before rescue crews arrived. Mr Chaffe was driving a white Vauxhall, travelling east on Cockley Road, towards Marston St Lawrence when it collided with a tree.

A spokesman for Northants Police said Mr Chaffe sustained serious injuries and was taken to The Horton General and later transferred to the John Radcliffe Infirmary where he passed away. She added: “Officers are keen to speak with any witnesses to the crash and in particular would like the drivers of two vehicles who are believed to have stopped at the scene of the crash, to get in touch.

“The first motorist stopped at approximately 11.40 and the second motorist stopped at midnight.”

Witnesses should call police on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.

19-year-old Phillington Theodora from Banbury died after an accident near Farthinghoe in August.