A van driver’s died on the A13 after crashing into the back of a lorry – caught up in a tailbacks from an earlier collision.
Police were initially called to the A13 in Thurrock at about 10.20pm last night (Monday September 19) with reports of a collision on the Southend-bound track.
It involved an Audi TT, a Fiat 500 and a stationary lorry. The ambulance and fire services were also called to the scene.
The incident caused a tailback of traffic for approximately a mile.
A Ford Transit van was driving towards the tailback and was in collision with a stationary articulated lorry at about 11.50pm at the junction with the A1089, Dock Approach Road.
The van driver, a man aged in his 30s, was pronounced dead at the scene.
The Southend-bound side of the A13 was closed between the A1012 roundabout and the A1089 roundabout while the scene was cleared and forensic examinations were carried out.
It reopened at about 7.10am today, Tuesday September 20.
Witnesses to the second collision are asked to contact the Serious Collision Investigation Unit on 101 or email firstname.lastname@example.org