A120 traffic: Road remains closed 11 hours after fatal collision

The A120 remains closed 11 hours after a fatal collision. The road was shut in both directions after a lorry, a pickup truck and a car collided at around 7am today (Tuesday, September 18) near Coggeshall. Police, firefighters and paramedics rushed to the scene and an air ambulance landed nearby.

Sadly, a man in his 20s died after colliding with the lorry. Here is everything we know so far about the crash.

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When and where did it happen?

A man has died following the crash

The crash occurred this morning at around 7am. It happened near Coggeshall, between Colchester Road and the A12 at junction 25 for Marks Tey.

The road was quickly shut by police. The closure remains in place from Elm Lane at Little Tey to Bracks Lane in Coggeshall.

Lorry overturns in three-vehicle crash

A120 traffic: Road remains closed 11 hours after fatal collisionThe road was blocked

Three vehicles were involved in the serious collision; a lorry, a pickup truck and a car. The lorry had overturned and was lying across the carriageway.

Pictures from the scene show the car, a white Ford Fiesta, a pickup truck and a Transit flatbed van all badly damaged. Debris was scattered across the road within the cordon.

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Huge emergency service response

A120 traffic: Road remains closed 11 hours after fatal collisionEssex Police have closed the A120 between Coggeshall and Marks Tey

The emergency services arrived just minutes after the crash, with police, paramedics and firefighters all in attendance. An air ambulance also landed nearby.

The fire service also confirmed they had to release a man trapped in his vehicle. A spokesman from Essex County Fire and Rescue Service said: “Crews were called to a road traffic collision involving three vehicles. “On arrival firefighters reported that a lorry, a pickup truck and a car had been involved.

One man was trapped inside his vehicle and crews worked to release him by 7.45am. “Firefighters also reported that a significant amount of petrol had been spilt and used sand to absorb it. “The casualty was left in the care of the ambulance service.”

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Police confirm a young man died

A120 traffic: Road remains closed 11 hours after fatal collision

The driver of the white Fiesta, a man in his 20s, was pronounced dead at the scene by paramedics.

His next of kin have been informed and they are being supported by officers. The driver of the Transit flatbed van was taken to hospital in a life-threatening condition. Both the driver of the HGV and a passenger in the white Fiesta were taken to hospital with minor injuries.

No arrests have been made.

Police say man in his 20s pronounced dead at the scene

A man has died following a three vehicle collision on the A120 in Coggeshall this morning, September 18. We were called to Salmons Corner just after 7am and officers remain on scene. It is believed that a white Fiesta travelling on the A120 towards Colchester was in collision with an HGV which had been travelling in the opposite direction towards Coggeshall.

A Transit flatbed van which had been travelling behind the Fiesta also then collided with the HGV. Very sadly, the driver of the white Fiesta, a man in his 20s, was pronounced dead at the scene by paramedics. His next of kin have been informed and they are being supported by officers.

The driver of the Transit flatbed van was taken to hospital in a life threatening condition. Both the driver of the HGV and a passenger in the white Fiesta were taken to hospital with minor injuries. No arrests have been made.

We are aware the incident has caused serious disruption this morning and our officers are working hard at the scene. Forensic recovery of the vehicles will take a number of hours, and it is looking likely that the A120 may remain closed both ways between the A12at J25 Marks Tey and the B1024 at Coggeshall for the rest of the day. When the HGV overturned, there was a large fuel spillage and the road will also need to be resurfaced.

Witnesses or anyone who captured dash cam footage of the incident are asked to contact the Serious Collision Investigation Unit on 01245 240590 or email [email protected]

When will the A120 reopen?

A120 traffic: Road remains closed 11 hours after fatal collisionOne of the crashed lorries on the A120 overturned

Police have warned that forensic recovery of the vehicles will take a number of hours, and it is looking likely that the A120 may remain closed both ways between the A12 at J25 Marks Tey and the B1024 at Coggeshall for the rest of the day.

When the HGV overturned, there was a large fuel spillage and the road will also need to be resurfaced.

For all the latest updates on when the road will reopen, follow our live blog.

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