M25 crash update: Fatal vodka lorry accident closes part of motorway in Essex

13:19 25 May 2012

Drivers on the M25 endured long delays after a section of the road was shut along the Essex stretch following a two-lorry fatal accident.

The M25 between junctions 27 and 28 was closed after a lorry carrying vodka collided with another lorry and caught fire.

The driver of the vodka lorry, who was in his 50s, was killed in the accident which happened half a mile west of junction 28 at Noak Hill.

The driver of the second vehicle suffered minor injuries.

Later, the anti-clockwise carriageway between the two junctions reopened, but the clockwise carriageway was still closed.

To add to the disruption, the links to the M25 from junction 6 on the M11 were closed in both directions, with diversions in place.

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