Driver dies in four-car crash on M25 in Kent

M25 crash scene
Image caption Traffic delays built up after the accident near the Orpington turn-off

A driver in her 70s has died in a crash on the M25 involving four cars.

The woman, who was driving a Citroen C4, was pronounced dead at the scene on the anti-clockwise carriageway in Kent between junctions three and four.

Five other people were to taken to hospital for treatment but their injuries were not life-threatening.

Police said the accident, at 18:05 BST on Friday near the Orpington slip road, also involved a BMW, a Vauxhall Insignia and a Smart Car.

The road was closed for nearly eight hours, causing long traffic tailbacks.

Accident investigation officers are appealing to anyone with information about the crash to come forward, particularly anyone who saw any of vehicles immediately beforehand.

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