February 23, 2018

Police officer and 91-year-old woman die after Hare Hatch crash

07 December 2017, 09:14 | Taylor George

PC James Dixon who was known as'Dixie by friends and on the show was killed in the collision earlier today

PC James Dixon who was known as'Dixie by friends and on the show was killed in the collision earlier today

Thames Valley Police said the incident happened on the A4 Bath Road in Wargrave at about 1.50pm.

Francis Habgood, chief constable for Thames Valley Police, said: "My officers, staff and I were devastated to hear the very sad news about our colleague PC James Dixon, aged 39 and the 91-year-old woman who died as a result of a road collision yesterday (5/12)".

"We are raising money in memory of Police Constable James Dixon who sadly died on Duty on December 5th 2017", the JustGiving page says.

PC Dixon, known for his role on the popular TV show Road Wars, was on-duty when the accident occurred.

The incident, which happened at about 1.50pm yesterday (Tuesday) involved a vehicle and motorcycle, which was being ridden by PC James Dixon.

Prime Minister Theresa May paid tribute to PC Dixon and the elderly woman during Prime Minister's Questions on Wednesday.

Their next of kin have been informed.

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The Independent Police Complaints Commission is investigating the cause of the crash.

Jo Gill said: "Goodnight Dixie, you really were one of the funniest and best blokes I worked with".

While a third added: "R.I.P "Dixie" PC James Dixon from #roadwars". "It was a real pleasure to know you and my heart goes out to your family and loved ones".

Road Wars followed 14 members of Thames Valley Police's roads policing officers from 2003 to 2010. "My thoughts are with all those who knew him at this very hard time".

Thames Valley Police officers remain on the scene.

IPCC Associate Commissioner Guido Liguori stated: "My contemplations and sensitivities are with their families and companions and the partners of the officer at this extremely troublesome time".

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