A MAN has tragically died following a fatal rush-hour incident involving a lorry on a busy road.

Essex Police are currently on the scene of a serious collision on the A120 between Colchester and Harwich.

More specifically it is believed the incident happened on the eastbound carriageway between Ardleigh Crown (A12) and Hare Green (A133).

Reports suggest a lorry and a pedestrian were in a collision which occurred at about 7am today near the slip road with the A133.

As a result of the incident a man has been pronounced dead at the scene.

The road is expected to remain closed into this afternoon while investigative work is carried out by police officers.

Drivers are therefore being urged to avoid the area if possible.

A spokesman for Essex Police said: "If you have any information or dashcam footage that may help us, please call 101 quoting incident 185 of 15 October.

"Alternatively, Crimestoppers can be contacted anonymously on 0800 555 111."

Read More: A120 and A12 roads blocked by rush-hour crash

The accident resulted in drivers battling traffic chaos this morning across both Tendring and Colchester.

As a result of the incident queues were said to be backing onto the A12's Colchester bypass all the way to the J27 Spring Lane turn-off.

The accident is also affecting other roads in Colchester, including the likes of Ipswich Road where traffic is set to have come to a standstill.

One driver, who is trying to travel into the town, says no cars can access the A120 from the Ardleigh interchange and police are now stopping vehicles.