Family killed after motorway U-turn identified

PUBLISHED: 13:37 20 April 2009 | UPDATED: 16:34 25 August 2010

FOUR members of the same family were killed after a driver did a U-turn on a motorway have been identified.

FOUR members of the same family who were killed after a driver did a U-turn on a motorway have been identified.

The family, from Bexleyheath, died instantly last Saturday when their Jaguar collided with a Volkswagen Passat being driven in the wrong direction on the southbound M1 in Bedfordshire.

Driver Lakhdip Nagra, 27, his sister Navjit, 28, their mother Inderjit, 48, of Littleheath Road and their uncle Chain Singh, 66, from India all died at the scene of the incident last Saturday night.

The family are believed to have been at a family event in the Midlands and were returning to their home when the crash happened.

The driver of the Volkswagen, Polish-born Mariusz Adamski, 24, from Leicester, also died in the crash at 11.20pm near junction 11 between Luton and Dunstable.

It is believed Mr Adamski, who was travelling alone, had been heading in the correct direction but turned his car around when he came to some roadworks which restricted the carriageway to one lane.

Post mortem examinations are to be carried out and inquests are due to be opened tomorrow (April 22) at Bedford’s Coroner’s Court.

Police closed the motorway for nearly six hours as debris of the smashed vehicles was cleared from the carriageway.

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