M20 crash: Orpington man arrested after Londoner dies in horror ‘head-on’ crash on motorway

Patrick Grafton-Green
Horror crash: A man from London died at the scene of the crash on the M20: Highways England

A man has been arrested after a Londoner died in a horror early morning crash on the M20 motorway.

A Toyota Corolla was reported to be driving the wrong way on the London-bound M20 in Kent when it hit a Volkswagen Touareg in the early hours of Saturday.

Emergency services rushed to the scene, between junctions 3 and 4, shortly after 3.30am.

A man from London, who was a passenger in the Corolla, died at the scene, police said.

A 37-year-old man, from Orpington, south east London, was arrested by police and remains in custody.

A spokesman for Kent Police said: “Officers attended the incident, along with crews from the South East Coast Ambulance Service and Kent Fire and Rescue Service.

“A man from the London area was confirmed dead the scene.

“A man in his 30s and from the London area has been arrested in connection with the incident.”

The motorway was closed for several hours after the crash but re-opened at about 10am.

Officers would like to speak with anyone who saw the Corolla in the moments leading up to the collision, or who may have dash cam footage.

Witnesses can call Kent Police’s Serious Collision Investigation Unit on 01622 798538 quoting reference DB/DM/36/17.

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