Thursday, 10 August 2017

Essex Police say concrete that killed driver on M11 in Essex may have been dropped from bridge

A van driver has been killed after what police say was "a large lump of concrete" struck his windscreen, causing his vehicle to hit a tree on the M11 in Essex.

Essex Police say the lump may have been thrown from a bridge over the motorway near Birchanger, between junctions seven and eight.

Officers were called at 4.50pm on Wednesday but the driver, a man in his 60s, died at the scene.

Detectives say they are treating the incident as suspicious.

The investigation has been passed from the serious collision unit to the major investigations team, based at Harlow.
The incident closed the northbound carriageway, as well as the Goose Lane bridge and Goose Lane, but all routes reopened in the early hours of Thursday.

Officers are appealing for dash-cam footage and for any witnesses who were travelling between the junctions for Harlow and Bishop's Stortford between 4pm and 6pm to come forward.

They also want to speak to drivers who saw anyone acting suspiciously on any bridge in the area.

SKY     News.