FOUR people have died and 12 others are injured after a multi-vehicle collision on the A34 near East Ilsley yesterday (Wednesday).
A man has been arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving and is currently in custody.
The collision involved four heavy goods vehicles and four cars.
South Central Ambulance also attended the collision.
One man was flown by air ambulance to the John Radcliffe Hospital with life-threatening injuries.
Two people were taken to the Royal Berkshire Hospital by land ambulance with minor injuries. Nine people sustained minor injuries and were treated at the scene.
The northbound carriageway of the A34, between Chieveley at junction 13 of the M4 and between the West Ilsley junction, was closed for a significant time.
The southbound carriageway was closed for five hours.
Senior investigating officer Insp Andy Storey, from the Joint Operations Unit for Roads Policing based at Three Mile Cross, said: “I would like to appeal to anyone who witnessed the collision, including anyone travelling on the southbound carriageway who saw anything they believe is significant, to contact police.”
“Anyone who has any information which could assist the investigation should call the 24-hour Thames Valley Police enquiry centre on 101 quoting URN 1109 10/8.”