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Woman dies in car crashes on M11 near Harlow

image captionAt least three vehicles were involved in crashes and Essex Police believe a fourth one "left the scene"

A woman has died after a car crashed into the central reservation on a motorway resulting in another crash.

The woman in her 30s was the passenger in an Audi which crashed on the M11 southbound near Harlow in Essex at 22:10 BST on Saturday.

She sustained multiple serious injuries and died in hospital.

The initial crash led to another involving a BMW and a VW Passat and possibly a fourth vehicle which police believe "left the scene".

Police were initially called to a report of an Audi hitting the central reservation on the southbound carriageway before a further crash with the other vehicles.

The southbound carriageway was closed overnight between junctions seven and eight.

Sgt Alex Black said: "This was a horrific collision which has had a tragic outcome and it's really important we're able to establish exactly what's happened."

Police are appealing for witnesses and dashcam footage.

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