Renewed appeal after Medway lorry driver dies after crash on A2 near Dartford

Police have renewed their appeal into the death of a lorry driver after a witness brought new information to light. The man, aged in his 30s, died on Thursday, May 28 following a two lorry crash on the coastbound carriageway of the A2 in Darenth, about a mile before the exit for the M25.

Crash investigators on the A2 near Dartford where two lorries collided. Picture: UKNIP

He was travelling in lorry towing a red trailer and was involved in a collision with an HGV towing a white trailer. Shortly before the crash, a red Citroen C4 was involved in a separate collision with the central reservation at the same location.

It happened at around 4.20am, with police and ambulance crews called.

The air ambulance also landed on the motorway, but the Royal Mail worker, from Medway, could not be saved. The road was closed for more than 12 hours to allow for investigations into the circumstances.

The air ambulance landed on the A2 following the collision between two lorries

Now, police have revealed a witness has since reported that an HGV had briefly stopped behind the red Citroen before travelling away from the scene. Kent Police's Serious Collision Investigation Unit would like to speak with the driver who stopped behind the Citroen as they may have important information that can assist with their enquiries, including onboard cameras that may have captured the collision.

The driver, and anyone else with information that is yet to get in contact, is asked to call 01622 798538 quoting AH/SW/46/20.

Alternatively, email [email protected] Following the crash, the driver of the car, a man in his 20s, was arrested on suspicion of driving without insurance and failing to provide a breath sample. He has since been released pending further inquiries.

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