Kent Police have confirmed that two people have died after the multi-vehicle crash on the M26 near Kemsing this morning.
The motorway Londonbound remains closed. It is expected to reopen by 10pm tonight. Diversions are in place with traffic being redirected back to join the M20 at Wrotham Heath.
Any witnesses or motorists who saw the events leading up to the collision, or the collision itself, and who has since left the scene without speaking to police should call the Serious Collision Investigation Unit urgently on 01622 798538. Your patience is appreciated.’
The family of a motorcyclist who died after a collision on the Surrey-bound carriageway of the M26 have released a tribute to him.
Darren Rochford, 44, from Tadworth in Surrey died on Sunday 30th June 2013.
‘Darren Rochford sadly passed away after a tragic motorcycle crash on Sunday 30th June 2013.
‘Darren was a loving partner, father, son and brother and a doting grandfather who will be greatly missed but always remembered by all those he touched during his life.
‘Those who knew Darren will know of his love of anything with an engine, particularly his beloved Mark I Escort which he lovingly restored to its former glory.
'In his memory his family and friends have organised a memorial run to JetSkiWorld in Cliftonville, Margate which will be held on the 18th of August leaving from Clackett Lane Services 'anti-clockwise' at 7:30am.
‘Darren's funeral will be held on the 19th of July at North East Surrey Crematorium, Lower Morden Lane, SM4 4NU at 4:40pm for those who wish to attend.
‘Darren's family would like to pass on their thanks for all the kind words and support they have received.’