Phil Asplin, 59, from March, died after the lorry he was driving was involved in a collision with another HGV and burst into flames just after 2.30pm. The second lorry also caught fire but the driver, a 23-year-old man from Hornchurch escaped. He suffered serious but not life threatening injuries. The fire damaged the road and a police spokesman said extensive work would be carried out today to repair the surface. Diversions have been put in place. Officers appealed to anyone who saw the collision or either of the vehicles before the crash. INFORMATION: Anyone who can help should contact the roads policing unit on 101 or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555111.