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Dartford Crossing crash: Woman, 21, dies

By Ed McConnell

A woman who was left fighting for her life after a crash on the Dartford Crossing has died.

The 21-year-old, from Essex, was driving her Audi A1 on the southbound carriageway of the Queen Elizabeth II Bridge when she was involved in a collision with a lorry at 4.42am on Friday.

The collision happened on the Kent side of the Thames and a 25-year-old man from Croydon was arrested on suspicion of causing serious injury by dangerous driving.

Millions of pounds were written off for unclaimed fines and charges. Stock image
Millions of pounds were written off for unclaimed fines and charges. Stock image

The woman was airlifted to King's College Hospital in a serious condition but died today.

The bridge was closed for nine hours while the emergency services dealt with the incident and a diversion was put in place through the Blackwall Tunnel.

The driver of the lorry has since been released on bail pending further inquiries.

Anyone with information can call use on 01622 798538 or email sciu.td@kent.pnn.police.uk quoting reference number DJ/250/17

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