Lorry driver of M25 crash near St Albans dies at scene

Lorry driver of Wednesday's M25 crash near St Albans confirmed dead

Lorry driver of Wednesday's M25 crash near St Albans confirmed dead - Credit: Archant

A lorry driver whose lorry came off a motorway carriageway and ended up on a river embankment died at the scene, Herts Police have confirmed.

Herts Police officers were called to the scene at 7.20pm on Wednesday after reports of a single vehicle collision.

The driver, a man in his early 40s, was pronounced dead at the scene.

A spokesman for Herts Police said: “A white Scania lorry left the carriageway and collided with the side barrier.

“There were lane closures in place until about 4am in the morning when it was passed to the Highways Agency who were on the scene repairing the barrier.”

A spokesman for St Albans fire station also confirmed that fire fighters from St Albans and Garston fire stations attended the incident at 7.30pm between the exit for The Noke Hotel and London Colney.

He said: “An articulated lorry had left the carriageway and ended up down the embankment bridging the River Colney.

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“Officers from both St Albans and Garston stations and our rescue unit attended with the assistance of the ambulance and Herts air ambulance services.”

A spokesman for the East of England Ambulance NHS Trust confirmed an officer, an ambulance, three help vehicles and an air ambulance were dispatched at 7.26pm.

PC David Clarke from the Collision Investigation Unit said: “Our thoughts are with the man’s family at this sad time. Some witnesses to the incident have already been identified but it is possible there are some people who have yet to speak to us about what they saw.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Herts Police on non-emergency number 101.