Ilford man dies in M25 crash involving four lorries and six cars

A 79-year-old man from Ilford died in the fatal M25 crash yesterday, involving four lorries and six cars.

The man, who was declared dead at the scene, was driving a silver Renault Clio with his 58-year-old son, also from Ilford, when the incident happened on the clockwise carriageway of the motorway near junction 30 at 12.30pm.

The 58-year-old is currently in a stable condition at the Royal London Hospital.

Road policing officers are continuing to investigate the circumstances surrounding the crash, which closed the carriageway for nearly nine hours.

A 58-year-old lorry driver from Germany is continuing to be questioned by officers at Basildon police station after having been arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving.

Anyone with information is urged to contact the Serious Collision Investigation Unit on 101 or email