Statement from Essex Police
“We are currently at the scene of a fatal collision in Tilbury.
We were called to the A1089 near the junction for the A13 at around 7.20am today (Monday, July 9).
A car had been in collision with the central reservation and left the road.
Sadly, the driver died at the scene.
We are appealing for anyone who saw or heard anything, was driving in the area and has dash cam footage, or have any other information to call us on 101 quoting incident 218 of 09/07.
You can also email email@example.com or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
The A1089 (Dock Approach Road) is fully closed now in both directions between the A13 and the A126 Tilbury due to a collision and vehicle fire.
Please use alternative routes when travelling around the TilburyDocks.
IN Thurrock, the A1089 is closed southbound between the A13 and A126 due to a vehicle fire.
The Emergency Services are working at the scene and the road is expected to remain closed for some time.
Traffic is bring diverted via local routes.
Motorists are advised to allow additional travelling time or consider alternative routes if possible.