HGV driver arrested for dangerous driving after fatal Essex crash

Man dies after three-vehicle crash.

Man dies after three-vehicle crash. - Credit: Tom Potter

A tractor driver believed to be from the Colchester area has died after he was involved in a three-vehicle crash.

The collision, which involved an HGV, a tractor and a van, happened on the A13 at Pitsea around 1.30pm today.

The tractor driver was airlifted to Royal London Hospital but died shortly after arrival - his family have been informed.

The HGV driver and driver of the van were both treated for slight injuries. Police later arrested the HGV driver on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving.

Both carriageways on the Pitsea flyover are likely to be closed for several hours while police collision investigators carry out their enquiries.

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Any witnesses who have not yet spoken to police or anyone with information about events leading to the collision should contact the Essex Police Serious Collision Investigation Unit on 101 or email collisionappeal@essex.pnn.police.uk

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