M25 crash
One person died and several people left trapped after a crash on the M25 in Essex. EEast_Hart

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."