Appeal for information after fatal collision on A120

Essex Police are appealing for witnesses after a man died following a three vehicle collision on the A120 in Coggeshall this morning, September 18.

Police were called to Salmons Corner just after 7am and officers remain on scene.

It is believed that a white Fiesta travelling on the A120 towards Colchester was in collision with an HGV which had been travelling in the opposite direction towards Coggeshall.

A Transit flatbed van which had been travelling behind the Fiesta also then collided with the HGV.

Very sadly, the driver of the white Fiesta, a man in his 20s, was pronounced dead at the scene by paramedics. His next of kin have been informed and they are being supported by officers.

The driver of the Transit flatbed van was taken to hospital in a life threatening condition. Both the driver of the HGV and a passenger in the white Fiesta were taken to hospital with minor injuries.

No arrests have been made.

Forensic recovery of the vehicles will take a number of hours, and it is looking likely that the A120 may remain closed both ways between the A12at J25 Marks Tey and the B1024 at Coggeshall for the rest of the day.

When the HGV overturned, there was a large fuel spillage and the road will also need to be resurfaced.

Witnesses or anyone who captured dash cam footage of the incident are asked to contact the Serious Collision Investigation Unit on 01245 240590 or  email

Full diversion instructions can be found on the Highways England website.