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A man who was killed in a road accident earlier this week had stopped to help the victim of another accident, police have revealed. The 59-year-old man was struck and killed by a tipper truck on Wednesday morning, as he stopped to help the driver another vehicle that had gone off the A4260 in Middle Aston, Oxfordshire.

A 55-year-old man from Bicester has been arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving, after allegedly reversing his Ford Transit tipper into the victim as he walked towards an overturned black Fiat Punto at 8am.

An air ambulance was dispatched, but the victim, from Banbury, died from his injuries in the John Radcliffe Hospital in Oxford. The driver of the overturned car sustained minor injuries.

Police have not yet named any of the men. The road was closed for several hours while officers investigated the circumstances of the collision, and re-opened at noon.

PC Julia Stroud of Thames Valley Police said: "I would like to speak to anyone who witnessed the collision or the vehicles involved prior to the collision, as they may have information which could assist the investigation."

Members of the public who have any information which could assist the investigation are asked to call the 24-hour Thames Valley Police enquiry centre on 101.