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Sunbury A316 crash: Driver killed after car smashed into lorry following police chase named as Benjamin Rich from …

The man who died after a crash on the A316[1] near Sunbury[2] has been named as 37-year-old Benjamin Rich from Richmond. Investigators from the Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC)[3] confirmed Mr Rich’s identity following the smash near Kempton Park[4] . Mr Rich, who was driving a black Audi TT, died following a Metropolitan Police chase on the southbound carriageway at about 4.40am on February 8, which ended when he crashed into a stationary HGV.

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Sunbury A316 fatal crash

He was declared dead at the scene and a post-mortem has taken place.

The driver of the HGV was taken to West Middlesex Hospital but has since been discharged.

Sunbury A316 crash: Aftermath of fatal collision following police chaseView gallery

The IPCC has started an investigation into the circumstances surrounding Mr Rich’s death. Investigators attended the scene of the crash and were present at the post-incident procedures.

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IPCC deputy chair Sarah Green said: “Our thoughts are with the family and friends of Benjamin Rich and all those affected by this tragic event. “We have met with Mr Rich’s family to explain our role and on behalf of the family I would like to ask the media to respect their privacy.

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“Following this terrible incident we will be conducting a full investigation.

We encourage anyone who may have witnessed the incident to come forward as soon as possible.”

Anyone with information can contact the IPCC on [email protected] or by phoning 0800 096 9070.[5]

References

  1. ^ after a crash on the A316 (www.getsurrey.co.uk)
  2. ^ Sunbury (www.getsurrey.co.uk)
  3. ^ Investigators from the Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) (www.getsurrey.co.uk)
  4. ^ Kempton Park (www.getsurrey.co.uk)
  5. ^ [email protected] (www.getsurrey.co.uk)

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