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 patients have since been airlifted to the Royal London Hospital in Whitechapel with life threatening injuries. A further two adults and a child have been taken by land ambulances to Basildon Hospital for further treatment, their injuries are non life threatening."
– East of England Ambulance Service spokesman Gary Sanderson
The clockwise M25 is currently closed between junctions 29 and 30 near Thurrock, Essex, following a serious incident.
The multi-vehicle accident happened at 12.30pm and the carriageway is expected to remain closed into this evening’s peak period while police investigations continue.
As the area approaching the incident is heavily congested, drivers travelling south on the M11 intending to use the clockwise M25 are being advised to remain on the M11 to join the A406, and the A13 to rejoin the M25 at junction 30.