A LANE was closed on the northbound A12 near Colchester after a lorry hit a van.

The crash happened near the Cymbeline Way junction of the A12.

Both the passenger and the driver of the white Ford Transit van suffered minor injuries in the incident.

The incident occured at 4:05pm and police closed one lane of the carriageway whilst the van was removed.

The lorry which hit the van did not stop.

The carriageway was due to be re-opened by 5:30pm