A MAN who grew up in Pembrokeshire died when a car towing a caravan travelled the wrong way up a motorway and crashed into him on Monday afternoon, October 15.

Stuart Richards. PICTURE: LinkedIn.

Stuart Richards, 32, a former Sir Thomas Picton pupil, died when a Subaru Forester towing the caravan collided with his Ford Mondeo on the northbound M40.

Stuart, a former Army officer, who had served in Afghanistan, Iraq and Jordan, was one of three killed in the south Oxfordshire crash.

The driver and passenger of the Subaru were also killed.

Terrifying dashcam footage posted on social media show motorists travelling in the outside lane of the motorway being forced to swerve to avoid a collision with the Subaru.

A spokesman for Thames Valley Police said: “Shortly before 4pm on Monday, 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, October 17, as Stuart Richards, aged 32, from Stockport, Cheshire.”

Thames Valley Police has made a mandatory referral to the Independent Office for Police Conduct (IOPC) in relation to the fatal collision, due to previous police contact.

On 10 October 10, in High Wycombe, a report of a damage-only 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.