The Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) is investigating a road traffic incident in which a man died in Reading on Monday, 11 February 2013.
An independent investigation immediately started following a referral from Thames Valley Police (TVP) after a red Ford Fiesta, which was being pursued by police for failing to stop, collided with the central reservation of the A33.
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.
The driver, who was the sole occupant of the car, was thrown into the road and hit by at least one of the pursuing police vehicles.
The driver died at the scene.
A post mortem and formal identification are due to take place later today (Wednesday, 13 February).
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 (12 February) 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 firstname.lastname@example.org or call freephone 0800 096 9078.”
An IPCC family liaison manager has met members of the man’s family and explained our role and investigation to them.
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