THE family of the M40 crash victim who died when his car was hit by another travelling the wrong way have spoken out.

Stuart Richards, 32, from Stockport in Cheshire, was one of three people to be killed in the tragedy on Monday.

Yesterday his dad Mel Richards spoke of his ‘anger’ after discovering the driver who caused the crash had been involved in another collision just days before.

Speaking to The Guardian, he said: “I am very philosophical about it … [but] his [the other driver’s] family should not have allowed him to drive, the police shouldn’t have allowed him to drive.

“The majority of my family are angry and emotional about how this has been allowed to happen.”

Following the crash Thames Valley Police confirmed it was a Subaru Forester that was travelling along the M40 northbound carriageway in the wrong direction in South Oxfordshire.

It later confirmed it was the same car which had been involved in a damage-only collision on October 10.

The driver and passenger in the Subaru, both aged in their eighties, were also killed but are yet to be formally identified.

Thames valley Police have since referred itself to the Independent Office for Police Conduct (IOPC) in relation to the fatal crash.

The IPOC investigates the most serious and sensitive cases and allegations involving the police, including complaints and ‘conduct matters’.