Two people have died in an early morning three-vehicle pile-up on the M25, police said. The driver and passenger of a black people carrier were killed in the collision with a lorry and a third vehicle at junction 12 at around 3.10am on Saturday. Those travelling in the HGV and the third vehicle managed to escape uninjured.
The crash caused major disruption on the M25 in Surrey and led to a section of the ring road being closed for around seven hours. The four lanes, between junction 12 and 13, were not fully reopened until around 10.15am.
Police and Highways England worked to recover the vehicles for investigation work. The next of kin of those killed have been informed, a police spokesman said. Crash investigators appealed to anyone who saw the collision or who may have dashcam footage of what happened to call Surrey Police on 01483 639922.