Fatal M25 Crash Involving Van and Three Cars Sparks Independent Police Watchdog Investigation Following Pursuit Stand-Down

Fatal M25 Crash Involving Van and Three Cars Sparks Independent Police Watchdog Investigation Following Pursuit Stand-Down

Tragedy Unfolds on M25: Fatal Crash Involving Van and Three Cars Prompts Independent Watchdog Probe

In a devastating incident on the M25, a woman lost her life in a serious road traffic collision involving a van and three cars after a police chase.

The incident occurred at approximately 4 am on Sunday, February 4, leading to the closure of the M25 between junctions 22 and 25.

Authorities are dealing with the aftermath of the collision, with wreckage reportedly scattered across all four lanes.

Police Pursuit Ends in Tragedy: Van Collides with Three Vehicles After Pursuit Stand-Down

Hertfordshire Police revealed that they had stopped pursuing the van just moments before the crash.

The pursuit had been called off before the collision occurred.

The condition of the other individuals involved in the accident is currently unknown. The closure of the M25 section between junctions 22 and 25 is expected to persist while authorities handle the aftermath.

Official Statement and Independent Investigation: Incident Referred to Police Watchdog

Hertfordshire Police released a statement, stating, ‘The M25 remains closed between junctions 22 and 21A following a collision at around 4 am.’

They confirmed that officers were in pursuit of the van, but no police vehicles were involved in the collision, and the pursuit had been terminated before the crash.

Unfortunately, a woman lost her life in the tragic incident, and her family is receiving support from specially trained officers. As a standard procedure, the incident has been referred to the Independent Office for Police Conduct (IOPC).

IOPC’s Role and Ongoing Investigation: Early Stages of Gathering Information

The IOPC issued a statement, declaring, ‘We are investigating the police actions prior to a fatal road traffic collision on the M25 earlier today.’

Their investigators have been dispatched to the scene and the post-incident procedure to initiate the information-gathering process.

The investigation is in its early stages, and a forensic examination is underway. This breaking news story will be regularly updated as more details emerge.

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