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Police are appealing for witnesses following a fatal road traffic collision on the A12.
Officers were called at 0547hrs on Thursday, 3 July, to a collision between a lorry and a van on the Essex-bound A12, near to the Brook Street roundabout in Havering.
Officers, LAS and LFB attended the scene.
A 26-year-old man, who had been travelling in the van, was pronounced dead at the scene.
Officers believe they know the identity of the deceased and enquiries are underway to trace next of kin.
The driver of the lorry also received injuries, he has been taken to hospital for treatment - his injuries are not life threatening.
No reports of any other injuries.
Detective Sergeant Cheryl Frost of the Serious Collision Investigation Unit based at Alperton Traffic Garage leads the investigation. She said:
"I am appealing to anyone who witnessed this collision, or the events leading up to this collision to speak to police.
"The A12 is a major London route and would have been busy with traffic, even at this time of the morning. If you saw anything, please contact us."
Anyone with information is asked to contact the witness appeal line on 0208 991 9555.
No arrests, enquiries continue.
The A12 is closed eastbound between Gallows Corner and the M25.