A FATAL crash on the M25 near South Mimms, which claimed the life of a woman in her 80s, has sparked a police appeal.
The collision took place at around 11pm on Thursday on the eastbound carriageway of the M25 between junctions 22 and 23 when a white lorry collided with a green Astra.
The Astra then collided with a red lorry.
A passenger in the Astra, a woman in her 80s from Essex, sadly died at the scene.
The driver of the Astra, a man in his 40s from Essex, sustained injuries and was taken to Barnet General Hospital where he remains for treatment.
His injuries are not thought to be life-threatening.
The drivers of the other vehicles were not injured.
The carriageway was closed for five hours while emergency services dealt with the aftermath of the crash.
Pc Martin Longley of the road crash investigation team said: “Our thoughts are with the family and friends of the woman who sadly died following this collision.
“I am appealing for anyone who witnessed the incident or who was travelling along the road and saw the vehicles involved either before, during or after the collision to please get in contact.”
Anyone with information about this collision is asked to contact Pc Longley on the non-emergency number 101.
• A 27-year-old man from Kettering was arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving. He was released on bail and is due to return to Hatfield Police Station in October.