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A German lorry driver has been charged with causing death by dangerous driving following a ten-vehicle crash on the M25 in Essex.
Anton Maizen, 58, from Darmstadt in Germany, was arrested following a collision on the M25 at near Lakeside on Tuesday 2 April.
He has been charged with causing death by dangerous driving as well as causing serious injury by dangerous driving and was due to appear before Basildon magistrates court on Thursday.
A 79-year-old man from Ilford was certified dead at the scene of the collision. Five others including a child were taken to hospital.
One person has died and five have been taken to hospital following an eight-vehicle crash on the M25 near Lakeside in Essex.
Diversions are likely to be in place for most of Tuesday evening.
Essex police have arrested two lorry drivers on suspicion of dangerous driving following a multiple pile-up on the M25 near Lakeside.
One person was killed and five more including a child were taken to hospital following the crash involving three lorries and five cars.
The collision happened between Junctions 29 and 30 shortly before 12:30pm. A section of the clockwise carriageway has been closed with traffic being diverted off and back on the motorway. The road is expected to be closed until later on Tuesday evening.
One person has been killed and five people including a child have been taken to hospital after a crash on the M25 near Lakeside in Essex.
The crash involving three lorries and five cars happened around 12.30pm and the southbound carriageway is closed.
Two air ambulances have been called a serious crash on the M25 near Lakeside in Essex. The East of England Ambulance service says the crash involves multiple vehicles including lorries.
Drivers are being advised to find alternative routes and avoid junction 30 of the M25.
The M25 anticlockwise is blocked with stationary traffic and long delays between J30 A13 (Lakeside / Tilbury) and J29 A127 (Romford), congestion to J1a A282 / A206 Crossways Boulevard / B3228 (Swanscombe).
A second air ambulance is attending the accident on the clockwise side and there are long delays whilst all traffic is held anticlockwise.