IPCC begins investigation after man dies while being followed by police in Rugby

The man was killed when his BMW collided with the railway bridge in Church Lawford.

The man was killed when his BMW collided with the railway bridge in Church Lawford.

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The Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) has launched its investigation into a fatal collision that occurred in Rugby at the weekend.

A man, believed to be aged 43 and from Coventry, was killed after the BMW he was driving collided with a railway bridge on the A428 near Church Lawford at around 3.15am on Sunday.

Yesterday, an IPCC spokesperson said: “The initial indications are that the BMW was being followed by a Warwickshire Police vehicle prior to the collision.

“The IPCC has sent investigators to the scene and to the post-incident procedure, where the police officers involved will give their initial statements.”

The car was left on its roof in the middle of the road and although fire crews used hydraulic equipment to get the man out, he was declared dead at the scene.

The man’s next of kin have been informed but formal identification has yet to take place.