In­ves­ti­ga­tion led to lengthy de­lay

Kentish Express Ashford & District - - JUNCTION 10 -

PO­LICE have blamed long de­lays on the M20 last Wed­nes­day (Fe­bru­ary 28) on the need to in­ves­ti­gate a multi-ve­hi­cle ac­ci­dent in which one man died.

The ac­ci­dent, in­volv­ing five ve­hi­cles, took place be­tween junc­tions four and three of the Lon­don­bound M20, near Ley­bourne, at about 1.40am and led to the road be­ing closed for nine hours.

While of­fi­cers were deal­ing with this in­ci­dent, traf­fic po­lice were called to at­tend two other crashes near junc­tion 9 at Ash­ford.

Chief Con­sta­ble Michael Fuller said: “We have to treat fa­tal crash scenes in the way we treat all un­ex­plained deaths but on the roads, we only get one chance to ex­am­ine the scene. We try to min­imise dis­rup­tion.

“We re­viewed last Wed­nes­day’s events and, given the com­plex­ity of the in­ci­dent, the num­ber of ve­hi­cles in­volved and the tragic death of a young man, I am sat­is­fied that of­fi­cers per­formed their du­ties as quickly as they could.”

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