Kent Police is appealing for witnesses to a fatal collision on the A249 near Sittingbourne. It happened just before 7pm last night.
A black coloured Citroën was travelling north towards Sittingbourne, when it collided with a lorry, parked in a layby.
The driver of the Citroën, a man aged in his 50s from Sittingbourne, was declared dead at the scene. His family have been informed.
A road closure was in place on the northbound carriageway between junction 5 of the M2 and the A2 until 12.15am while emergency services were at the scene of the incident.
Police are appealing for any witnesses to contact the Serious Collision Investigation Unit on 01622 798535 quoting number 008/17.
The London-bound M2 could be closed for much of the day after a lorry crashed through a barrier earlier this morning.
Emergency services were called to the scene of the collision, at Junction 5 for the A249, at 4.55am.
No other vehicles were involved and police said no injuries were reported.
The west-bound carriageway is closed and long delays have built up on the approach.
Traffic is being diverted off the M2 at the exit slip for Junction 5, around the Stockbury roundabout and back on at the entry slip towards London.
The Highways Agency hopes to re-open the carriageway soon after 2.00pm this afternoon.
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An eyewitness said the man, who appeared to be in his twenties, had jumped on near the High Street - and then back off as the vehicle approached the town's main fire station. The dangerous stunt, which could have caused an accident, was carried out in the dark, in moving traffic.
Kent Fire and Rescue Service confirmed that the incident had happened while a crew was returning from a call out in the town centre. A spokesperson said the firefighters on the engine were unaware of the man's presence until they approached the fire station and he ran off.
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Officers are carrying out enquiries into the circumstances behind the incident.
There have been no arrests.
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The motorway has been closed after the police car was involved in a crash with a lorry near Sittingbourne, between junctions 5 and 6 coastbound.
Queues approaching the closure have been more than four miles long.
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