Thames Valley Police has made a mandatory referral to the Independent Office for Police Conduct (IOPC) in relation to a fatal collision on the M40 in South Oxfordshire.
Shortly before 4pm on Monday (15/10), the Force received reports that a Subaru Forester towing a caravan was travelling in the wrong direction on the northbound carriageway of the M40.
A few minutes later, the vehicle was subsequently in collision with two other cars, a Ford Mondeo and a Ford Focus near junction 6.
The driver and a passenger of the Subaru, both aged in their eighties, died. They are yet to be formally identified at this time.
The driver of the Ford Mondeo also died. He was formally identified yesterday (17/10) as Stuart Richards, aged 32, from Stockport, Cheshire.
Thames Valley Police has made a mandatory referral to the IOPC in relation to the fatal collision, due to previous police contact.
On 10 October this year in High Wycombe, a report of a damage-only road traffic collision involving the Subaru Forester was made to the Force.
The IOPC will now make a decision as to whether they will carry out an investigation.