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M11 crash: Man dies in multi-vehicle collision between Harlow and Bishop's Stortford

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A man died following a collision on the M11 between Harlow and Bishop's Stortford on Friday afternoon (June 17).

Police are appealing for witnesses and information following the incident, which closed the northbound stretch between junctions 7a and 8 for more than four hours.

Essex Police received reports of a "multi-vehicle" collision at around 2.05pm.

Emergency services, including an air ambulance, and National Highways officers attended, but a man who was driving one of the vehicles involved was pronounced dead at the scene.

A police statement issued on Saturday morning does not mention any other casualties or details of the other vehicles involved.

It says: "The road was closed while officers investigated but all vehicles trapped in traffic were freed by 3.50pm."

Northbound traffic was queued all the way back past junction 6, the M25 interchange. National Highways said that at one stage there was nine miles of congestion and delays of about an hour.

Motorists heading north were diverted off the M11 at J7 through Harlow, up the northbound A10 and eastbound along the A120 at Puckeridge, through Standon and Little Hadham, to rejoin the motorway at J8.

Police are appealing for witnesses and dashcam footage.You can submit a report online at https://www.essex.police.uk or use the 'Live Chat' button to speak to an online operator between 7am and 11pm.

Please quote incident 669 of 17 June.

You can also call police on 101 or contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.

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