1. ITV Report

Police treating M11 death as suspicious after 'object' hits windscreen

Police believe an object struck the windscreen of a van which crashed on the M11 in Essex. Credit: Google Maps

Police in Essex have confirmed they're treating the death of a driver on the M11 as suspicious.

A man in his 60s died when his van left the road and hit a tree on the northbound carriageway near Bishop's Stortford just before 5pm on Wednesday afternoon.

Officers think that an object, believed to be a "large block of concrete or stone", struck his windscreen and want to speak to drivers who saw anyone acting suspiciously on the Goose Lane bridge near the village of Little Hallingbury.

The incident happened on Goose Lane Bridge on the M11 on Wednesday afternoon. Credit: ITV News Anglia

Police have told ITV News Anglia they're treating the suggestion that the object was thrown from the bridge as a "serious line of inquiry."

They're also keen to hear from anyone who was driving on the road between 4pm and 6pm - particularly anyone with dash cam footage.

Police are appealing for witness who were using the M11 on Wednesday between 4pm and 6pm. Credit: ITV News Anglia

More on this story