AN inquest into the deaths of three people killed after a horrific head-on crash on the M40 in October is starting this morning. 

A Subaru Forester towing a caravan was travelling the wrong way down the motorway when it smashed into two other cars near Tetsworth on Monday, October 15.

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John Norton, 80, and Olive Howard, 87, both from High Wycombe, were killed, as well as the driver of a Ford Mondeo, Stuart Richards, 32, from Stockport.

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The inquest is taking place at Oxford Coroner's Court. 

The Subaru, which ploughed into oncoming traffic between junctions 6 and 7, had been involved in another crash in High Wycombe five days before. 

It travelled in the fast lane for a number of minutes before crashing, leaving the busy M40 carriageway closed for a total of 14 hours.


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