A motorcyclist has died following a road crash on the M25 in south Essex.
The rider, who was in his 50s and from the Maidstone area of Kent, was involved in a collision with a heavy goods vehicle shortly before 6am today, Friday September 18.
The incident happened on the clockwise carriageway between Junctions 30 and 31, close to the Lakeside shopping centre. The carriageway remains closed and a diversion is in place.
A female lorry driver, aged in her 30s and from Romania, was arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving and she remains in custody being interviewed by officers.
Any witnesses who have not yet spoken to police or anyone with information about events leading to the crash, should contact the Essex Police Serious Collision Investigation Unit on 101 or email firstname.lastname@example.org