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20 March 2015, 17:14 | Updated: 20 March 2015, 17:17
One person's died this afternoon after a 3 vehicle crash on the northbound M11 near Saffron Walden.
It happened just after 1.30pm and involved a white VW Transport van, a black Ford Focus and a silver VW Golf.
One man died as a result of the collision; three other people have been injured and have been taken to hospital.
The M11 northbound is closed at junction 8. Motorists are advised to seek alternative routes and to avoid the area whilst important recovery and forensic investigation work takes place.
A lane of the south bound carriageway has also been closed.
The road closures will be in place throughout the rush hour.
Essex Police and the Highways Agency are working together to free the trapped traffic and are urging people to try and use alternative routes.