Man dies after road traffic smash on A13

0945 hrs

A motorist has died following a road traffic collision on the A13 at the junction of A1089 Dock Approach Road, Tilbury

Police were initially called to the A13 in Thurrock at about 10.20pm yesterday, Monday September 19, with reports of a collision on the Southend-bound track.

It involved an Audi TT, a Fiat 500 and a stationary lorry. The ambulance and fire services were also called to the scene.

The incident caused a tailback of traffic for approximately a mile.

A Ford Transit van was driving towards the tailback and was in collision with a stationary articulated lorry at about 11.50pm.

The van driver, a man aged in his 30s, was pronounced dead at the scene.

The Southend-bound side of the A13 was closed between the A1012 roundabout and the A1089 roundabout while the scene was cleared and forensic examinations were carried out.

It reopened at about 7.10am today, Tuesday September 20.

Witnesses to the second collision are asked to contact the Serious Collision Investigation Unit on 101 or email

0730 hrs

A13 M25 J30 and A1089 Tilbury is now fully open following a serious EssexPolice UK incident

0600 hrs

A13 Essex – Queuing traffic on A13 eastbound between Lakeside and Tilbury, because of an accident earlier on and a rolling road-block. Congestion to Wennington Interchange.

0100 hrs

The A13 in Essex is closed eastbound between the A1012 (North Sifford, Chafford Hundred, Greys) and the A1089 (Tilbury, Chadwell St Mary, Greys) due to serious collision. Essex Police are managing the incident.

Currently road users are being diverted off of the A13 on to local roads in the area. Road users intending on using this section of road are advised to plan ahead and consider alternative routes. Please allow extra time for your journey.

2300 hrs

A13 Essex – A13 in Grays blocked eastbound near Tilbury, because of an overturned car.

Unconfirmed reports suggest that five vehicles may be involved.

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