A teenager was killed in an accident on the M25 in Chorleywood during rush hour yesterday morning
The 18-year-old boy died after the car he was a passenger in collided with a barrier on the slip road at junction 18 just after 7.30 am on Monday August 20th.
The victim, who was sitting in the rear of a red Peugeot 3008, died at the scene despite efforts by first responders to save him.
The driver was treated for minor injuries at the scene and another two passengers in the car, including an 11-year-old-boy, were uninjured. The motorway was closed for five hours to allow emergency services to clear the scene.
Sergeant James Wood, from the Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire and Hertfordshire Road Policing Unit, said: “This is a very upsetting incident in which a young man has sadly lost his life, and our thoughts are very much with his family at this difficult time.”
Police are trying to trace the drivers of three vehicles who may have witnessed the accident. The first is an articulated lorry with a light-coloured cab, green side curtains and white rear doors. The second is another articulated lorry cab with a flatbed on the rear and the third is a flatbed truck believed to be either a Ford Transit or Iveco style with lift up panels at the rear, and a rear tail-lift.
If you have any information about the collision call the non-emergency police number 101, quoting ISR 126 of August 20. Alternatively you can call Crimestoppers.