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Two lorry drivers arrested after motorist killed in horror crash on M25 causing rush hour chaos
Lorry drivers arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous drivingAt least eight vehicles involved in the pile up on the motorway near LakesideM25 closed until further notice clockwise between J29 and J30Motorists were trapped for up to five hours as casualties airlifted to hospital
Nine mile tailbacks from accident back to J27
16:38 GMT, 2 April 2013
20:20 GMT, 2 April 2013
A motorist has died after an horrific car crash on the M25 which is causing rush hour chaos this afternoon.
Eight vehicles are reported to have been involved in the pile up on the motorway near Lakeside in Essex at around 12.30pm.
Two lorry drivers have been arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving.
Fatal: One motorist has died and several others are said to be injured after the horrific rush hour crash
Tailback: Essex police say the M25 will remain closed between J29 and J30 until after the rush hour
Three heavy goods vehicles and five cars were involved in the crash which has caused tailbacks of around nine miles back to J27.
Hundreds of motorists were left trapped in their vehicles as emergency services dealt with the carnage.
Essex Fire Service said they had to cut three people free who were trapped in their vehicles.
Two people were airlifted to Royal London Hospital via helicopter and are said to be in a serious condition.
Two adults and a child were taken to Basildon hospital but their injuries are not described as life threatening.
The M25 remains closed between J29 and J30 and Essex police are urging drivers to avoid the area completely if possible.
Travel chaos: The crash left motorists stuck in their cars for five hours and tailback back to J27