Essex

A120 crash between Stansted and Dunmow kills lorry driver

A lorry driver died when his vehicle crashed through a central reservation in Essex.

The incident happened at about 0920 BST on Wednesday on the A120 between Stansted Airport and the Dunmow turn-off.

Both carriageways were closed until 1230 BST and the eastbound had been due to reopen at 1800 BST.

But the Highways Agency said the eastbound carriageway would remain shut for the rest of Wednesday.

It is believed that the lorry driver, a 59-year-old man from Birmingham, was taken ill at the wheel.

Paramedics and an air ambulance were called but the driver died at the scene.

No other vehicles were involved in the crash.

The road surface has been damaged following a spillage of diesel from the lorry and the central barrier was also badly damaged.

The Highways Agency is advising drivers to expect long delays around the area and to seek alternative routes while repairs are carried out.

Essex Police are appealing for information about the crash and are asking witnesses to contact their Serious Collision Investigation Unit.

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