Police have confirmed the driver of a lorry which crashed off a bridge and onto the A12 below has died.
The lorry burst into flames after landing on the southbound carriageway, near Witham, just before 3.45pm on Wednesday.
Essex Police said a man in his 30s was pronounced dead by paramedics shortly after the crash and his next-of-kin has been informed.
The road is likely to remain closed, southbound, between Marks Tey and Boreham until lunchtime Thursday.
Crews have been unable to move a lorry which crashed off a bridge onto the A12 below because it was carrying hazardous chemicals.
Emergency services remain at the scene after a lorry veered off a bridge and onto the southbound carriageway of the A12 in Essex.