Man in 70s dies in M25 crash between lorry and van near Heathrow Airport

By Staff

A van driver in his 70s has died following an M25 crash involving a lorry. Emergency services rushed to the scene near Heathrow Airport shortly after 9.30am this morning (Monday, March 18) following reports of a multi-vehicle smash.

Police and paramedics performed CPR on the van driver but he sadly passed at the scene. The driver of the truck did not suffer any injuries.

No arrests have been made so far as the Metropolitan Police carries out enquiries into the fatal smash. The M25 clockwise was partially shut for almost six hours today due to accident investigation work.

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Drivers continue to face delays in the area after the closure was lifted at 3.15pm according to traffic monitoring site INRIX. A spokesperson for Metropolitan Police said: “Police were called to the scene of a collision between a lorry and a van on the Clockwise M25, between J14 and J15, on Monday March 18 at 9.34am.

“Officers attended along with London Ambulance Service paramedics, who performed CPR on the driver of the van, a man believed to be in his 70’s. Despite their best efforts the man died at the scene.

“The driver of the truck did not suffer any serious injuries. No arrests have been made

“Any witnesses or those with dash cam footage are asked to call 101 or tweet @MetCC quoting CAD 2484/18MAR.Alternatively, to remain 100% anonymous please contact the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.”

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