After two people were killed during a crash on the M25, a court hearing is set to take place.

Barancan Nurcin, of High Road in Tottenham, will appear at St Albans Magistrates' Court next Thursday (March 28) for a plea and trial preparation hearing.

The 22-year-old is charged with two counts of causing death by dangerous driving and four counts of causing serious injury by dangerous driving.

The collision took place between junctions 22 for London Colney and 21A for St Albans at around 4am on Sunday, February 4.

Hertfordshire police officers spotted a white Citroen Dispatch on the M1, which had been reported as stolen, and a short time afterwards, the officers activated their vehicle’s lights and sirens in an attempt to stop the driver of the van.

This was quickly abandoned though, as the officers assessed the risk of continuing was too high. Shortly before 4am, a second pursuit took place on Breakspear Way, which was also abandoned.

Welwyn Hatfield Times: Four vehicles were involved in the crash.Four vehicles were involved in the crash. (Image: UKNIP)

A short time later, the van was then seen by a police officer travelling on the wrong side of the M25.

At approximately 4.08am, the van was involved in a collision with the three other vehicles, a silver DFSK 580 Glory, a silver Skoda Superb and a black Peugeot 5008.

A woman from Canvey Island, Essex, and a man, whose details have not yet been released, sadly died in the crash.

As a matter of course, the incident was referred to the Independent Office for Police Conduct, who are now investigating, and Essex Police are conducting a criminal investigation into the collision.

Anyone with information about the collision can report it to Essex Police directly at

Welwyn Hatfield Times: The incident has been referred to the IOPC for investigation.The incident has been referred to the IOPC for investigation. (Image: UKNIP)

Information can be reported to Hertfordshire Constabulary online at, via online web chat at, or by calling the non-emergency number 101, quoting Op Sericeous.

Hertfordshire police's web chat function can be used by visiting

Anonymous information can be given by contacting Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or via