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Three people who died in M40 crash have been named

Three people died after a car towing a caravan collided with 2 cars on the M40 Photo: ITV Meridan

Three people who died in a collision on the M40 in South Oxfordshire have been named by Thames Valley Police.

John Horton, who was 80-years-old and 87-year-old Olive Howard from High Wycombe, died after their Subaru Forester towing a caravan travelled in the wrong direction on the northbound carriageway of the motorway last Monday.

The Subaru towing a caravan the wrong way up the M40 shortly before it crashed Credit: Alex Varga

The Subaru crashed with two other cars, a Ford Mondeo and a Ford Focus near junction 6.

The driver of the Ford Mondeo, Stuart Richards, aged 32, from Stockport, Cheshire, also died.