Doncaster Rovers fans urged to remember victim of wrong way M40 crash at Coventry City match

Stuart Richards died when his car was hit by a vehicle travelling the wrong way on the M40.
Stuart Richards died when his car was hit by a vehicle travelling the wrong way on the M40.

Fans of Doncaster Rovers are being urged to join a tribute to a football fan who died when his car was hit by a car and caravan travelling the wrong way down the M40.

Lifelong Coventry City supporter Stuart Richards was killed when his Ford Mondeo was hit by a Subaru travelling the wrong way along the motorway in Oxfordshire earlier this month.

Both the driver and the passenger in the Subaru also died in the collision.

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Coventry supporters are planning a minute’s applause for the Army veteran in the 32nd minute of Saturday’s game between the Sky Blues and Rovers at the Ricoh Arena.

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Mr Richards, from Stockport, Greater Manchester, was in the Army for nine years, serving as an engineer and safety officer in Iraq, Afghanistan and Jordan.

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After leaving he worked as a health and safety adviser for Persimmon Homes.