Kent Police was called at 4.14pm on Friday 31 May 2024 to the coastbound carriageway of the A2 following a collision involving a lorry and a van.

It was reported two lorries were parked on the hard shoulder of the A2, when a white Mercedes Sprinter van collided with one of the vehicles. The driver of the van, a 50-year-old man died at the scene. His next of kin have been informed.

The passenger, a 20-year-old man received serious injuries and was taken to a London hospital by air ambulance where he remains in a serious condition. The driver of the lorry suffered minor injuries.

Officers from the Serious Collision Investigation Unit are appeal for anyone who witnessed the collision or saw the vehicles beforehand to call the SCIU witness appeal line on 01622 798538, or email quoting EX/HG/058/24

Dashcam footage can also be submitted here: Evidence Request from Kent Police and Essex Police

By Ed

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