Man dies in A12 crash involving ‘several HGVS’

The accident happened on the A12 at Chelmsford

The accident happened on the A12 at Chelmsford - Credit: Su Anderson

All lanes have now reopened on the A12 at Chelmsford following an accident in which a man died this morning.

Essex police were called to the incident, southbound close to junction 17, at around 6.10am to reports of a collision between a pedestrian and several HGV lorries.

The pedestrian, now confirmed by police to be a Wickford man aged 65, died at the scene despite the efforts of attending police officers, ambulance staff and a doctor from Suffolk Accident Rescue Service.

His family have been informed.

It is thought the man parked in a lay-by and got out of his car, at which point he was struck by an HGV.

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The southbound carriageway was closed close to junction 17 for Howe Green.

The carriageway reopened at midday, but heavy residual delays remained through-out the afternoon.

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