ALMOST £150,000 has been raised for a grieving man whose three children and wife were killed in a tragic crash.

So far, £147,694 has been raised for Josh Powell, whose wife Zoe, 29, and daughters Amelia, four, Phoebe, eight, and six-year-old son Simeon died in a crash on October 12 on the A40, near Oxford.

The fundraising started hours after the 30-year-old father and his 18-month-old daughter were taken to the John Radcliffe Hospital where they both remain in a stable condition.

The JustGiving page has sparked a massive reaction and well past its original target of £1,000.

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The family were travelling on the A40 shortly before 10pm when their Subaru people carrier crashed with a heavy goods vehicle.

Thames Valley Police said Josh, who was a passenger, is seriously ill but stable in hospital along with the youngest child, Penny, who was also badly injured but survived.

The HGV driver, a 56-year-old man, suffered minor injuries and has co-operated fully with the investigation, officers said. There have been no arrests, and detectives have requested witnesses or those with dashcam footage to contact them.