A12 reopens after man dies following Chelmsford crash

A man in his 40s has died following a crash on the A12 at Chelmsford. Picture: GOOGLE MAPS

A man in his 40s has died following a crash on the A12 at Chelmsford. Picture: GOOGLE MAPS - Credit: GOOGLE MAPS

A man in his 40s has died following a collision on the A12 at Chelmsford, with the road closing for several hours overnight while investigations continue.

Police were called at around 9.20pm last night after a Renault Megane was in collision with a stationary lorry in a layby between Three Mile Hill and Galleywood, junctions 15 and 16.

The Renault driver, a man aged in his 40s, sadly died at the scene.

The northbound side of the A12 between junctions 15 and 16 was closed overnight while officers carried out forensic examination work at the scene.

It reopened this morning shortly after 7am and traffic is coping well.

Witnesses and anyone who was in the area at the time and has dashcam footage are asked to call the Serious Collision Investigation Unit on 101 quoting incident 1316 of July 6 or email CollisionAppeal@essex.pnn.police.uk

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