Saffron Walden pedestrian killed on M11 named


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A PEDESTRIAN who died after being struck by a lorry on the M11 has been named.

Thomas Claudio Lanham, 18, from Saffron Walden, was pronounced dead at the scene following the collision between Junction 8 and 9 on the southbound carriageway of the motorway shortly after 10pm on Monday night (July 29).

The man was hit by the lorry on a stretch of the motorway about a mile south of Chestnut Avenue, Saffron Walden.

Police are investigating the circumstances surrounding the collision and have appealed for witnesses to come forward.

A section of the carriageway was closed for about five hours while forensic collision investigators carried out their enquiries to determine the cause of the crash.

Four fire crews from Saffron Walden, Stansted and Newport were called and left around midnight.

A spokesperson from East of England Ambulance Service (EEAST) said: “We received a call at 10.14pm to reports that a person had been hit by a lorry on the M11.

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“East of England Ambulance Service (EEAST) sent vehicles from the Hazardous Area Response Team (HART), a land ambulance, a Rapid Response Vehicle, and a response car from East Anglian Air Ambulance.

“Sadly the casualty was pronounced deceased at the scene and our thoughts are with the family and friends at this tragic time.”

Officers have asked any witnesses to call the Serious Collision Investigation Unit on 101 or e-mail