Three people have died – and two drivers have been arrested – after a serious crash on the M25, Essex Police have confirmed.
The motorway has now reopened after being closed for several hours following a serious collision involving a lorry, a minibus and a car.
Essex Police attended the scene of the incident on the M25 anticlockwise near Waltham Abbey shortly after 6pm on Monday (August 23). The incident closed the carriageway between junction 26 and 27, and as of 11.45pm.
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East of England Ambulance Service NHS Trust has sent its Hazardous Area Response Team, two air ambulances, nine ambulances, four ambulance officers and an LAS (London Ambulance Service) vehicle.
“We are treating a number of people involved,” the trust said. Fire engines from Brentwood, Loughton, Waltham Abbey and Epping have attended the scene too. A diversion route was in operation via the M11.
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