Police appeal for witnesses after fatal crash on M11 near Stansted Airport

PUBLISHED: 22:07 31 October 2018 | UPDATED: 22:12 31 October 2018

A police warning sign at the scene of the accident

A police warning sign at the scene of the accident

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A man has been arrested on suspicion of causing death by careless driving after a fatal collision on the M11 near Stansted Airport.

A blue Mercedes C350 Sport was in collision with a white Ford Transit van and a Volkswagen Transporter on the northbound stretch between junctions 8 and 8a at around 4.30pm today (October 31).

The driver of the Mercedes, a man in his 50s, died at the scene.

The driver of the van, a 38 year-old man from Ipswich, has been arrested on suspicion of causing death by careless driving while under the influence of drink or drugs and driving while unfit through drink or drugs.

He is currently in custody.

The carriageway remains closed but Essex Police have handed over control of the closure to Highways England.

Traffic is being diverted up the slip road, over the roundabout, and back on to the carriageway on the other side.

Officers are advising that you avoid the area and plan your journey.

Anyone who saw the collision or any of the vehicles in the moments before the collision took place are asked to come forward.

If you saw what happened, have dash cam footage or have any other information please call the Serious Collision Investigation Unit on 101 quoting incident 808 of October 31.

You can also email collisionappeal@essex.pnn.police.uk or contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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