M25 crash: Police confirm man died in lorry crash near Romford junction

PUBLISHED: 14:42 16 October 2018 | UPDATED: 14:43 16 October 2018

Essex Police have confirmed a driver died in a crash between a lorry and two cars on the M25 on the morning of October 16. Photos: Highways England

Essex Police have confirmed a driver died in a crash between a lorry and two cars on the M25 on the morning of October 16. Photos: Highways England


Police have confirmed that a man has died in a crash involving two cars and lorry on the M25 near Romford which caused gridlock throughout east London’s road network this morning (Tuesday, October 16).

Essex Police officers were called to reports of a serious crash on the M25 anticlockwise between junction 27 and junction 28 at around 11.15pm last night, October 15.

The driver of one of the cars was pronounced dead at the scene.

No arrests have been made.

Insp Rob Brettell said: “This was a very tragic incident and our officers are working hard to establish the full circumstances of what happened.

“It caused significant disruption and we would like to thank motorists for their co-operation as we worked to reopen the road.

“Please contact us if we haven’t already spoken with you and you have information or dash cam footage which could assist our enquiries.”

Anyone who has dash cam or information is asked to contact the Serious Collision Investigation Team on 01245 240590 or email

The M25 was closed anti-clockwise between junction 28 (A12) and junction 27 (M11) for a number of hours.

It is now fully reopened, according to a tweet from Highway England earlier today (October 16).

But around 6.5 miles of congestion remain.

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