After a car, a minibus, and a lorry collision on the M25, four people were killed.
The names of four persons killed in a crash on the M25 involving a minibus, a vehicle, and a lorry have been released today.
After a Ford Mondeo, a minibus, and a lorry collided on the anti-clockwise carriageway on Monday August 23 at around 6.15pm, emergency services rushed to M25 junction 26 near Waltham Abbey, Essex. Three people aboard the minibus died at the scene, while a fourth passenger died of her injuries today, according to police.
At the scene, Abigaile Muamba, 31, from Edmonton Green, north London, Dexter Augustus, 60, from Waltham Forest, northeast London, and Jennifer Smith, 59, from Stratford, east London, died.
Lisa Gardiner, 44, from Walthamstow in east London, has been confirmed as the latest victim.
Essex Live reports that police are investigating the crash.
“Our sympathies are with the families and loved ones of those who lost their lives in this tragic incident,” said Inspector Mark Fraser, who leads Essex Police’s Serious Collision Investigation Unit.
“My officers are working nonstop to figure out what caused the collision.
“Please contact us if you witnessed the three cars before to the collision – a Mondeo, a minibus, and a lorry – or if you have any dashcam footage of their movements.
“Four individuals have died, and we need to figure out what happened.”
The minibus driver and a lorry driver were both arrested that evening. The minibus driver, however, has subsequently been released due to fresh information.
The lorry driver, a 64-year-old man from Ipswich, Suffolk, was detained on suspicion of causing death by careless driving, causing serious injury by careless driving, and driving while inebriated or under the influence of drugs or alcohol.
Anyone who witnessed the incident, has dashcam footage, or has information about it should file a report online or contact an online operator between the hours of 7 a.m. and 11 p.m. using the ‘Live Chat’ button on essex.police.uk.
You can also contact Essex Police by dialing 101 and informing them of incident 972 from Monday, August 23.
Information can also be left anonymously with the independent charity Crimestoppers by calling 0800 555 111.