Death crash teenager named as Matthew Seddon
February 13, 2013
The teenager who died on the A33 on Monday night has been named locally as Matthew Seddon.
Mr Seddon, 19, has not yet been formally identifed by the coroner's office.
The Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) is investigating the incident following a referral from Thames Valley Police after a red Ford Fiesta, which was being pursued by police for failing to stop, collided with the central reservation.
Six police vehicles, including one dog van and an armed response vehicle, were involved in the incident.
The Fiesta was travelling along the southbound carriageway of the A33, it then performed a u-turn and was travelling in a northbound direction when the collision occurred at around 11.25pm.
Mr Seddon, who was the sole occupant of the car, was thrown into the road and hit by at least one of the pursuing police vehicles. He died at the scene.
A post mortem and formal identification are due to take place later today.
IPCC Commissioner Mike Franklin said: “This is a terribly tragic incident which has resulted in a young man’s death and my thoughts are with his family and all those who knew him at this very difficult time.
“IPCC investigators were at the scene of the collision on Tuesday and this careful and painstaking approach will continue throughout the investigation which will be rigorous in establishing the circumstances surrounding this collision.
“I would urge anyone who can provide information to contact to contact the IPCC by email on email@example.com or call freephone 0800 096 9078.”
Anyone with information has also been asked to call the police non-emergency number 101.
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