AN inquest is to open today (Wednesday) into the deaths of a man and a woman killed in a crash.

Jagdish Singh-Bhogal and Jaswinder Kaur Bhogal died in a crash involving eight cars on the M40 motorway on January 22.

10 people also suffered minor injuries from the crash that day.

Police were called to the stretch of the motorway between Junction 5 and 4 (High Wycombe and Stokenchurch) at 8.15am following reports of a collision.

A 70-year-old and 68-year-old from Ilford died at the scene.

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A further two people suffered serious injuries and were taken to hospital.

The M40 remained shut all day for investigation work.

A spokesperson for South Central Ambulance Service said at the time:  “We sent multiple resources to this incident which included three ambulances, our hazardous area response team and an air ambulance and car, as well as a number of ambulance officers and paramedic team leaders to support.

“We treated a number of casualties at the scene, with some conveyed to various hospitals for further treatment. Further incident and traffic updates are being provided by Thames Valley Police and National Highways.”

More to come.