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Two men have been arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving following a pile-up on the M25 motorway.
Four lorries and a Peugeot car were involved in the collision.
The arrested men, aged 33 and 25, are both in hospital and will be interviewed in due course, according to Essex Police.
The crash is understood to have involved a lorry crossing the central reservation.
The M25 in Essex is closed in both directions between J23 (A1) - J27 (M11) clockwise, and J27 (M11) - J25 (Cheshunt) anti clockwise. The carriageway may not fully reopen until 3pm.
Motorists are being told to stay away from the M25 in Essex. Emergency services warn the carriageway could be closed for the rest of the morning and possibly into the afternoon.
Hundreds of drivers are facing long delays today as the M25 in Essex remains closed.