Highways Agency officer killed in M25 crash

PUBLISHED: 13:27 26 September 2012 | UPDATED: 15:59 26 September 2012

A Highways Agency traffic officer from Gravesend has died after being hit by a car along the M25.

The incident happened yesterday (Tuesday) at around 2.50pm on the clockwise carriageway at junction 5, near south Chevening, just before the M25 meets the M26.

The maroon Vauxhall Vectra, which was travelling from the direction of Dartford to Surrey, crashed into the 59-year-old man.

He was pronounced dead at the scene.

Two people were taken to hospital, one with injuries thought to be serious.

Earlier at 1.40pm police had attended another road accident at the same area on the M25 which involved one vehicle and a minor injury.

The M25 clockwise was closed between junction 4 and 5 until later last night.

Witnesses are asked to contact the Serious Collision Investigation Unit on 01622 798538.

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