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Girl, six, killed in road accident

A six-year-old girl has been killed and a woman critically injured in a car accident, police said.

The incident happened just before 1pm yesterday on a road in the Marston Meysey area of Cricklade, Wiltshire.

Police said a blue Land Rover Discovery, carrying the girl, two boys and a woman, was involved in a single vehicle collision.

The girl, who has not yet been formally identified, was pronounced dead at the scene, with the woman and boys airlifted to hospital.

A spokeswoman for Wiltshire Police said: "There was an RTC in the Marston Meysey area of Cricklade, unfortunately there was a six-year-old female who was pronounced dead at the scene.

"There were another two children in the car, who were male children, who at this moment in time are not believed to have suffered life-threatening injuries.

"The female driver of the vehicle is in a critical condition at the moment."

The force spokeswoman said the casualties were airlifted to hospital, believed to be the John Radcliffe in Oxford.

She added that the girl has not yet been identified, with family members still being informed of the tragedy.

Anyone with information about the incident, which occurred on the C124 at Marston Meysey, is asked to contact Wiltshire Police on 101.

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