M25 traffic: Truck driver dead as road remains closed four hours after serious crash

A truck driver has died on the M25 after a serious crash caused the motorway to be closed for several hours. The crash happened shortly before 11am this morning (Tuesday, April 16) on the anticlockwise carriageway at junction 27 for the M11[1] involving a lorry and flatbed truck. There were several miles of queues on the motorway as congestion stretched back past junction 28 for the A12[2] and Brentwood[3] .

The clockwise carriageway of the M25 was also temporarily closed for an air ambulance to land.

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Essex Police have now confirmed a person has died at the scene. A spokesperson for the force said: “A lorry and a flatbed truck were in collision just before Junction 27 as they were travelling anticlockwise. “The driver of the truck, a man aged in his 50s, was sadly pronounced dead at the scene despite the best efforts of passers-by and paramedics.

His next of kin have been informed.

An air ambulance has landed on the M25 near the M11

“No arrests have been made. “We expect delays throughout the evening rush hour and would urge commuters to plan an alternative route. “Anyone with dash cam footage available to view, or who witnessed the incident and has not yet spoken to our officers, is asked to call the Serious Collision Investigations Unit on 101 quoting incident 376 of 16/04.

“Alternatively, you can call Crimestoppers in complete confidence on 0800 5555 111.” Diversions were put in place, with the road remaining closed over four hours later. Drivers were being diverted off the M25[4] at junction 27 to travel north on the M11 to junction 7.

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The diversion then directed motorists off the M11[5] and to head southbound to rejoin the M25 anti-clockwise at junction 27.

The East of England Ambulance Service has also been approached for a comment. To receive one WhatsApp message a day with the main headlines, as well as breaking news alerts, text NEWS to 07557 893797. Then add the number to your phone contacts book as ‘Essex Live’.

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References

  1. ^ M11 (www.essexlive.news)
  2. ^ A12 (www.essexlive.news)
  3. ^ Brentwood (www.essexlive.news)
  4. ^ M25 (www.essexlive.news)
  5. ^ M11 (www.essexlive.news)

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