Did you see fatal Reading crash?

Police are looking for three men who may have seen a crash in Reading which left a married couple dead.

The 49 year old woman and 54 year old man were killed when their car was hit by another car being chased by police along Tilehurst Road just after 11pm last Wednesday night.

The driver of the car which hit them, a 31 year old man, was arrested at the scene on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving and has been detained under the mental health act.

Police are now looking for two men who may have seen the crash. Sergeant James Upton is leading the investigation, "Following the appeal last week, the driver of a light coloured van came forward and is currently helping us with our enquiries."

"We are now trying to trace some more witnesses that may have important information to assist our investigation. Firstly, we would like to speak to two pedestrians who crossed Coley Avenue, at the junction with Castle Hill, around the time of the collision. They walked up Castle Hill towards Calcot."

"We would also like to speak to a man who walked past the collision scene just after it had happened."

"We would also like to hear from any pedestrians that were in the area of Castle Hill, Coley Avenue and Russell Street that may have seen the Ford Mondeo being chased by officers, or the police vehicle, prior to the collision."


The three men police are specifically looking to speak to are described as:

  • A man wearing a light coloured hooded top, dark trousers or jeans and light trainers.
  • A man wearing a dark hooded top, dark trousers and dark trainers.
  • The man who walked past the crash scene is described as white, middle aged and was wearing a dark jacket and dark trousers and carrying a dark bag.

Anyone with any information should contact the Operation Topaz incident room via 0845 8 505 505. If you don’t want to talk to police or leave your name, please contact please contact the Crimestoppers charity on 0800 555 111.