A man has died following a fatal crash anticlockwise on the M25 today.

A lorry and a flatbed truck were involved in a collision just before Junction 27 shortly before 11am.

The driver of the truck, a man aged in his 50s, was sadly pronounced dead at the scene despite the best efforts of passers-by and paramedics.

His next of kin have been informed.

A statement released by Essex Police says: “Highways England are advised to exit at Junction 27 and travel north towards the M11 to Junction 7.

“You can then leave the M11 at Junction 7 and return, travelling southbound, to re-join the M25 anticlockwise at Junction 27.

“We expect delays throughout the evening rush hour and would urge commuters to plan an alternative route.”

The collision has resulted in queues lasting over an hour long throughout the day, stretching as far back as the A12.

An air ambulance landed at the scene around 1.30pm where the drivers of both respected vehicles were confirmed to be part of the casualties.

Earlier today, Brentwood and Epping Forest Community Policing Team tweeted: "Essex Police are currently attending what appears to be a serious injury road traffic collision on the M25 anti clockwise track at junction 27 (the intersection with the M11). Traffic being sent off at junction 27.

Fire crews from Waltham Abbey, Epping, Harlow and Brentwood worked with the Ambulance Service to release one casualty.

The road will remain closed at Junction 27 for several hours.

No arrests have been made.

Anyone with dash cam footage available to view, or who witnessed the incident and has not yet spoken to our officers, is asked to call the Serious Collision Investigations Unit on 101 quoting incident 376 of 16/04.

Alternatively, you can call Crimestoppers in complete confidence on 0800 5555 111.