Husband told wife and three children have died

A young husband has been told his wife and three of his children have died in a horrific traffic accident.

John Powell, 30, and his 18-month-old daughter were said to be in a critical but stable condition at John Radcliffe Hospital after a horror crash on the A40 which took the life of his wife Zoe and three of their children, Phoebe, 8, Amelia, 4, and Simeon, 6.

The young husband woke up to the tragic news, according to a source at his local church in Chinnor.

“Josh is aware of the circumstances, the really tragic situation, and he is devastated but he’s got a young baby to look after and he will hopefully pick up for this new life,” the source told the Daily Mail.

The Powell family were travelling on the A40 when their people carrier collided with a heavy goods vehicle near Oxford.

A fundraising page has been set up Josh’s work colleague Andrew Welsford following the tragedy and has already raised more than £50’000.


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Sarah Keane

Former teacher and health services manager with a Degree in English, Sarah moved to Spain from Southern Ireland with her husband, who runs his own car rental business, in 2019. She is now enjoying a completely different pace and quality of life on the Costa Blanca South, with wonderful Spanish and expat friends in Cabo Roig. Sarah began working with Euro Weekly News in 2020 and loves nothing more than bringing all the latest national and international news to her local community.