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.
The M25 is blocked anti-clockwise between the A12 and M11 junctions due to accident.
The M25 at Aveley between junctions 29 and 30 was fully reopened at 9pm last night, following a fatal collision involving ten vehicles. The collision happened at 12.30pm on the clockwise carriageway and involved four articulated lorries and six cars.
One person, a man in his 70s from east London, was certified dead at the scene. Two people were airlifted to the Royal London Hospital and a number of other people received less serious injuries.
Two lorry drivers were arrested at the scene on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving. A 43-year-old man from Poland was later released without charge, while a 58-year-old man from Germany remains in police custody.
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.
The Highways Agency are warning drivers that the M25 in Essex is closed anti-clockwise between J27 and J25 due to a serious incident involving a number of heavy goods vehicles.
A signed diversion is in operation with all traffic advised to leave the M25 anti-clockwise at J27 and follow the square diversion symbol via the M11, A406 and A10 to rejoin the M25 anti-clockwise at J25.
A second traffic alert has also been issued for motorists travelling along the A12 towards London, to be warned that there is a broken-down abnormal load vehicle close to J21, Witham.