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Fourth person dies after horror crash on M25 in Essex UK News

A FOURTH person has died after a horror crash on the M25 last month.

Essex Police were called to the roadway counterclockwise between Junctions 27 and 26 just after 6:15 p.m. on August 23.

Three people were pronounced dead at the scene.

A fourth has since died of his injuries in hospital.

Essex Police have provisionally released the identities of the victims, all of whom were passengers in a minibus at the time of the collision, pending formal confirmation from the coroner.

Despite the best efforts of emergency services and members of the public who attempted first aid, Abigaile Muamba, 31, of Edmonton Green, Dexter Augustus, 60, of Waltham Forest and Jennifer Smith, 59, of Stratford , were all declared dead at the scene. .

Lisa Gardiner, 44, of Walthamstow, sadly died of her injuries.

Inspector Mark Fraser, who heads the Essex Police Serious Collision Investigation Unit, said: ‘Our hearts are with the families and loved ones of those who lost their lives in this horrific incident.

“My agents are working around the clock to try to piece together what led to the collision.

“If you saw the three vehicles before the collision – a Mondeo, a minibus and a truck – or have a dash cam of their movements, please contact us.

“Three people lost their lives and we need to shed light on what happened.”

Two men were arrested as a result of the collision: the driver of the minibus and a truck driver.

The driver of the minibus has since been removed following new information.

The driver of the truck, a 64-year-old man from Ipswich, was arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving, causing serious injuries by dangerous driving and driving in bad condition. ‘incapacity due to alcohol or drugs.

Anyone who witnessed the collision, has dash cam images or has information about it should submit a report online or use the “Live Chat” button to speak to an operator online between 7:00 a.m. and 11 p.m.

You can also call Essex Police on 101 and quote Incident 972 from Monday 23 August.

Information may also be transmitted anonymously to the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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This notice was published: 2021-09-02 10:54:06

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