A POLICE officer and a pensioner have died following a fatal crash.

The officer as been named as James 'Dixie' Dixon, who featured in Sky's Road Wars for three seasons. The force says it's 'devastated' at PC Dixon's death.

Officers were called to the Bath Road in Wargrave at around 1.50pm on Tuesday after a collision between a car and a motorbike.

The bike was being ridden by on-duty police officer Dixon, who was based at Loddon Valley police station.

Sadly the passenger in the car, a 91-year-old woman, also died following the crash.

The driver of the vehicle, a woman, was also injured in the incident and has been taken to hospital for treatment.

Her injuries are not thought to be life threatening.

The next of kin of PC Dixon and the female fatality have been informed.

A spokesman for Thames Valley Police said: "The road remains closed and will remain closed for the remainder of the evening and emergency services remain at the scene.

"We continue to advise drivers to avoid the area. Further details will be released when it is possible to do so.

"As is standard procedure, due to the fact that the incident resulted in the deaths of a member of the public and an on duty police officer Thames Valley Police has made a mandatory referral to the IPCC who have begun an investigation."

The Thames Valley Police Federation said: "Thames Valley Police Federation is sad to announce the death on duty of PC 4814 James Dixon following an RTC this afternoon. Our thoughts and Prayers are with his wife, family, friends and colleagues at this desperately sad time."

Thames Valley Police said: "We are devastated at the loss of colleague PC James Dixon. Thank you to the community, partners and police family for messages of condolence. Our thoughts are with PC Dixon’s family, as well as those of the 91-year-old woman who died in the collision, at this very difficult time."