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16th Oct 2018

Three dead after car drives up M40 fast lane in the wrong direction

Video shows a 4x4 towing a caravan the wrong way up the M40 moments before the crash

Oli Dugmore

Sign on motorway in England exit to M25 , M40 straight ahead.

Video shows a 4×4 towing a caravan the wrong way up the M40 moments before the crash

Three people have died after a 4×4 drove up the fast lane of the M40 in the wrong direction and crashed into two other cars.

A Subaru Forester collided with a Ford Mondeo and Ford Focus as it travelled south on the northbound carriageway at 4pm on Monday October 15.

The driver and passenger of the Subaru, a couple in their 80s, and a man in his 30s died in the accident. No one else was injured.

Thames Valley Police said in a statement: “At just before 4pm the force received reports of a car towing a caravan travelling in the wrong direction on the northbound carriageway of the M40.

“A few minutes later, the car towing the caravan was in collision with two other vehicles near junction 6.

“We would urge anyone with footage of the collision, or of the car towing the caravan to contact police as soon as possible.”

Sergeant Beth Walton said: “We are in the early stages of the investigation, in which sadly three people died and our thoughts are with their families.

“We are in the process of contacting witnesses who provided a report to us and are grateful for their support.”