Mother-of-eight’s demise in M25 crash after van went the incorrect manner
- Zoe Hawes, 40, of Canvey Island, was a mother-of-eight and a grandmother
- The Independent Office for Police Conduct (IOPC) is probing yesterday’s crash
A household has shared their heartbreak after a ‘lovely’ mother-of-eight was killed when a police chase led to a mass collision on the outskirts of London ln Sunday.
Zoe Hawes, of Canvey Island, Essex, who was additionally a grandmother, was travelling to go on vacation along with her husband to have a good time her fortieth birthday. Her husband stays in a crucial conditon.
Tragically, she was killed in a collision on the M25 involving a stolen van and three vehicles – which additionally noticed one other man lose his life.
Officers had been chasing the Citroen van which is known to have crashed into three vehicles, together with that of Mrs Hawes. A file has been handed to police watchdog the Independent Office for Police Conduct (IOPC) to analyze.
A person, aged in his 20s, has been arrested on suspicion of inflicting demise by harmful driving.
Zoe Hawes, of Canvey Island, Essex, who was additionally a grandmother, was travelling to go vacation along with her husband to have a good time her fortieth birthday
Tragically, she was killed in a collision on the M25 involving a stolen van and three vehicles – which noticed one other man lose his life
Mrs Hawes distraught kinfolk mentioned: ‘Zoe was the center of our blended household. She was a task mannequin to everybody and the centre of our household. She was a really a lot cherished mum, stepmum, sister, aunt and wonderful younger nanna’
Officers had been chasing a stolen Citroen van which is known to have crashed into three vehicles, together with that of Mrs Hawes. A file has been handed to the police watchdog to analyze
A person in his twenties has been arrested on suspicion of inflicting demise by harmful driving
Zoe Hawes was travelling to go on vacation to have a good time her fortieth birthday
Mrs Hawes distraught kinfolk mentioned: ‘Zoe was the center of our blended household. She was a task mannequin to everybody and the centre of our household. She was a really a lot cherished mum, stepmum, sister, aunt and wonderful younger nanna.
‘She was a good friend to many. She was very a lot seeking to go on vacation to have a good time her fortieth along with her husband.
‘Sadly a vacation and birthday she did not get to have a good time. We are all making an attempt to drag collectively as a household and are devastated to lose Zoe on this tragic manner.
‘We would not have modified her for the world and he or she leaves an unlimited gap in our household that may by no means be crammed. We love you and can miss you perpetually.’
Relatives have now arrange a GoFundMe web page to assist finance her funeral, which has already amassed over £6,300.
The Independent Office for Police Conduct (IOPC) is investigating the involvement of Hertfordshire law enforcement officials earlier than a crash on the M25 the place two folks died.
Police in a marked automobile had been following a stolen white Citroen Dispatch on the M1 at twenty-to-four final Sunday morning.
The officers activated their automobile’s lights and sirens in an try and cease the driving force of the van. After it did not cease, officers initiated a pursuit which was deserted as a result of the chance of continuous was thought of too excessive.
There was a subsequent pursuit of the van shortly earlier than 4am on Breakspear Way, Hemel Hempstead, which was deserted a couple of minutes later.
A short while later the van was seen by a police officer travelling on the incorrect facet of the M25.
The officer adopted the van on the right facet of the highway however didn’t activate the automobile’s lights or sirens.
At roughly 4.08am, the van was concerned in a collision with different automobiles on the M25 between junctions 21a and 22 (Watford and St Albans).
Two folks died on account of that collision. The driver of the van was taken to hospital the place they continue to be in a critical situation. A felony investigation into the deadly crash is being carried out by Essex Police.
IOPC investigators went to the crash scene and the police post-incident process the place the officers concerned supplied their preliminary accounts.
The IOPC mentioned: ‘We are gathering and reviewing proof as we piece collectively the circumstances surrounding this incident.
‘This contains securing and reviewing police dashcam footage and officers’ body-worn video footage, acquiring motorway CCTV and reviewing police name logs and radio transmissions. ‘
IOPC Regional Director Charmaine Arbouin mentioned: ‘Our ideas are with all these affected by this tragic incident.
‘Given that law enforcement officials have been pursuing one of many automobiles earlier than the deadly collision, it is essential that we independently examine the actions and decision-making of the officers concerned.
‘We will be certain that our enquiries don’t impede the police investigation, and we are going to hold these concerned usually up to date.’
Hertfordshire police mentioned they’re interesting for witnesses, data and sprint cam footage.
Four automobiles have been concerned – the white Citroen Dispatch van, a silver DFSK 580 Glory, a silver Skoda Superb and a black Peugeot 5008.
The household of a girl killed in a collision on the M25 on Sunday (4 February) have paid tribute to a ‘great mummy and nanna’
The ‘critical highway visitors collision’ occurred at round 4am on Sunday 4 February, with police saying that they had stopped pursuing the van moments earlier than the crash
They mentioned a person in his twenties has been arrested on suspicion of inflicting demise by harmful driving.
Detective Inspector Mark Fraser, from Essex Police, mentioned: ‘Our ideas are with the family members of those that misplaced their lives on this collision.
‘I’m interesting for any witnesses or anybody with data to get in contact.
‘Did you see what occurred or the occasions main as much as the collision? Please do not hesitate to get in contact when you may also help.
‘I additionally need to ask any dashcam homeowners who have been driving within the space to examine it and get in contact when you spot one thing which may assist us.’
Anyone with data concerning the incident is being inspired to come back ahead by contacting the police on 999 or by emailing Essex Police at [email protected].