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Fatal road traffic crash on M11 near Harlow being treated as suspicious

News / Wed 9th Aug 2017 at 06:34pm

Goose LaneUpdate: 2215 hrs

Police are treating the death of a driver on the M11 as suspicious and are appealing for witnesses.

Officers were called at 4.50pm today, Wednesday August 9, to the northbound carriageway near Birchanger between junctions 7 and 8.

A van had left the road and collided with a tree. Sadly the driver, a man aged in his 60s, died at the scene.

Police are treating the incident as suspicious after an object was found to have struck the windscreen.

The northbound side is currently closed between the junctions for Harlow and Bishop’s Stortford.

The Goose Lane bridge is also closed.

Drivers are advised to seek alternative routes and to give extra time for their journeys.

Officers want to speak to drivers who were travelling on the M11 in the Birchanger area, either north or southbound, between 4pm and 6pm, particularly anyone with dash cam footage.

They want to speak to drivers who saw anyone acting suspiciously on the Goose Lane bridge or saw what happened.
Contact the Serious Collision Investigation Unit on 01245 240590 or email [email protected]

Junction 7a

Update: 2030 hrs

A man has died in an incident on the M11.

Police were called at 4.50pm today, Wednesday August 9, to the northbound carriageway near Birchanger between junctions 7 and 8.

A van had left the road and collided with a tree.

Sadly the driver died at the scene.

The northbound side is currently closed between the junctions for Harlow and Bishops Stortford.

Drivers are advised to seek alternative routes and to give extra time for their journeys.

Officers want to speak to witnesses who saw what happened or anyone who captured dash cam footage.

Contact the Serious Collision Investigation Unit on 01245 240590 or email [email protected]

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THE M11 northbound in Essex is closed between J7 (Harlow) and J8 (Stansted Airport) due to a serious collision. Essex Police are leading this incident and are conducting full collision investigation work. It is anticipated that the road will remain closed for a number of hours whilst the Police complete their investigation work.

Diversion Route: Follow signs with the solid diamond symbol.

Exit at J7 to join the A414 westbound through Harlow and continue on the A414 past Roydon until the roundabout with the A10. At the roundabout take the second exit to join the A10 northbound. Continue on the A10 through Ware, Thunderidge, High Cross and Colliers End until the roundabout with the A120. Take the third exit to join the A120 eastbound and continue on this road past Bishop’s Stortford until the roundabout with the M11. Take the first exit to re-join the M11 northbound at J8.

Road users are advised to allow plenty of extra time for their journeys and may wish to consider using an alternative route if possible.

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