POLICE are renewing their appeal for witnesses today, Thursday, after a man from Canvey died in a crash on the A13.

The collision happened when a Rover 25 struck a stationary lorry in a lay-by off the westbound carriageway near Stanford-le-Hope just before 11am yesterday, November 7.

The driver, a man in his 80s from Canvey, was certified dead at the scene.

A post-mortem examination is expected to take place later today to establish the cause of death, after which the coroner will make a decision as to whether an inquest is heard or not.

Both carriageways of the A13 were initially closed while emergency services carried out their work, with the eastbound side re-opening at midday.

The westbound carriageway was closed for approximately five hours while the vehicle was recovered and forensic collision investigators carried out their work.

Anyone with information is urged to contact Essex Police' serious collision investigation unit on 101 or e-mail