Two men have been arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving after a man died in a multi-vehicle collision on the M25.
A 39-year-old man from Leicester was pronounced dead at the scene after a HGV ploughed through a central barrier into the opposite side of the motorway and collided with three lorries and a Peugeot car.
The accident happened between junctions 26 and 27 near Waltham Abbey yesterday morning, (9 December).
Essex Police said four people were taken to hospital whose injuries were not believed to be life-threatening.
Two men, aged 33 and 25, were arrested on suspicion causing death by dangerous driving in connection with the crash.
A police spokesman said: "They are both receiving treatment and will be interviewed in due course."
One lane of the motorway in both directions remains closed between junction 26 and 27, causing some delays.
A statement from the Highways Agency said: "Repairs to the central concrete barrier will however take more time and for this reason lane four in each direction is expected to be out of action for a few days.
"At least 40 metres of the structure will need to be rebuilt – with temporary safety barrier in place until the permanent concrete barrier is fully set and strong enough."