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Brain cancer may "have caused confusion" for driver going down wrong side of M40

Emergency services attended the crash on 15th October 2018

A coroner investigating an horrific crash on the M40 in which three people were killed has said brain cancer could have caused confusion in an elderly driver who was driving his car, towing a caravan, the wrong way down the M40.

John Norton, 80 and his 87-year-old partner, Olive Howard were both killed when their car and caravan crashed while travelling the wrong way.

An inquest held at Oxfordshire Coroner's Court found that having brain cancer may have caused Mr Norton to become confused.

  • WATCH: Dash cam footage captures car towing caravan driving down wrong side of carriageway

The crash happened on 15th October 2018 close to Tetsworth on the northbound carriageway of the M40 between junctions six and eight.

32-year-old former soldier Stuart Richards who was travelling on the correct carriageway of the M40 motorway, was also killed when his Ford Mondeo car was hit by the car and caravan.

Pictured: 32-year-old former soldier Stuart Richards