Fatal Crash on M25 Near Lakeside Leads to Arrest of Two Teenagers on Serious Charges

Two teenagers are facing serious charges after a fatal crash on the M25 near Lakeside, Essex. The incident occurred late last night (April 14) after Kent Police officers pursued a driver on the motorway.

According to reports, the driver was being chased over the Dartford Crossing on the M25 anti-clockwise carriageway when they exited at junction 30 near Lakeside in Grays. It was at this point that the driver was involved in a crash.

Emergency services were called to the scene, where they discovered an injured motorcyclist. Tragically, the rider was pronounced dead shortly after.

The roundabout near the scene of the crash was closed for approximately 10 hours before reopening this morning (April 15). In connection with the incident, two 18-year-old teenagers from Essex were arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving and are currently in custody.

The Independent Office for Police Conduct has been notified and will be conducting an investigation into the circumstances of the pursuit.

Essex Police are now appealing for any witnesses who may have dashcam footage or information regarding the incident to come forward. They can contact the police by quoting incident number 1331 or by submitting a report on the police website. The online Live Chat service is also available for assistance.

Alternatively, information can be provided anonymously through Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111. This tragic incident serves as a reminder of the dangers of dangerous driving and the importance of following traffic laws.

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