A driver who died following a serious crash on the Dartford Crossing last Friday has been named locally.

Abi Harvey, 21, from Langdon Hills, Essex, is believed to be the victim of the crash that closed the crossing for nine hours.

A lorry crashed into a silver Audi A1 in the early hours of Friday, November 3 on the Queen Elizabeth II Bridge.

The former Seevic College student was rushed to hospital by air ambulance and died three days later on Monday, November 6.

Abi's cousin posted a tribute online, saying: "Our beautiful cousin Abi, you will be sadly missed and forever loved. RIP."

The driver of the lorry, a 25-year-old man from Croydon, was arrested on suspicion of causing serious injury by dangerous driving following the incident.

He has been bailed pending further enquiries.

News Shopper: M25 crash

Police are appealing for witnesses who may have seen the lorry in the moments before the crash at 4.40am.

The lorry was white with red and blue writing on the side.

It was towing a drawbar trailer.

News Shopper:

Anyone with information can call Kent Police’s serious collision investigating unit on 01622 798538 or email sciu.td@kent.pnn.police.uk quoting reference number DJ/250/17.