- Section of M25 closed as motorists advised to take alternative routes
A man has died after three vehicles collided on the M25 near Enfield.
Police were called to the scene shortly after 22:45hrs on Saturday, 1 January, after receiving reports of a collision on the Westbound Carriageway between junctions 25 and 26.
Police and the London Ambulance Service attended the scene, and despite best efforts, one man was pronounced dead at the scene.
His next of kin have been informed.
The London Fire Brigade were also present after a car caught fire after leaving the carriageway.
As of Sunday, 2 January, a section of the M25 between two junctions remain closed as motorists are advised to take alternative routes.
According to a police statement, two men were arrested at the scene on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving.
The duo remains in police custody at the time of this report.
The investigation is being led by detectives from the Met’s Serious Collisions Investigation Unit (SCIU).
One of the detectives, Sergeant Mark Palmer, said, “A young man has sadly died, and it is important that his family and friends know what happened to him.
“I would ask anyone who was using this stretch of road to check their dashcam footage for any recordings of this incident. Likewise, any witnesses should get in touch with us immediately.”
Detectives seek anyone with useful information to please call the SCIU witness line on 020 8597 4878 or 101, or tweet @MetCC and quote CAD 9322/01Jan.©Standard Gazette, 2021. Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this site’s publisher is strictly prohibited. Excerpts and links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to Standard Gazette with appropriate and specific direction to the original content.