This footage shows the empty road and traffic being diverted after a fatal crash on the A316 this morning .

Motorists are being urged to avoid the area as diversions have been put in place near Chertsey Road, Great Chertsey Road and Hospital Bridge Road areas near Twickenham .

The diversions come after a police chase ended with the pursued man crashing into a lorry and dying at the scene on the A316.

The car collided with the lorry at around 4.28am on Wednesday (February 8), near Sunbury.

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A Metropolitan Police spokesman said: "The car was being pursued by police at the end of the collision after it had failed to stop.

"The emergency services attended and the driver, a man, was pronounced dead at the scene."

A316 road closure: Man dies after high speed police chase ends in lorry crash

The next of kin have been informed and the reason for pursuit has not been shared by officers.

The force said the Directorate of Professional Standards has been informed, as well as the Independent Police Complaints Commission who will investigate the incident.

Police road block at Chertsey Road following A316 crash
Police road block at Chertsey Road following A316 crash

The A316 has remained closed since this morning and Transport for London has reported they can be “expected to remain closed for the rest of the day”

Although initial reports were between 20 to 45 minutes, commuters stuck in traffic on Twitter have reported that they have been on stand still for more than an hour.

Traffic in Chertsey Road near Twickenham

In Sunbury, the motorway is now open but the A316 remains firmly closed both ways at J1.

But longer delays have been reported northbound between J2 M25 and J1.

Highways England said: "The A316 in Surrey is closed in both directions between M3 J1 and A314 and due to a serious collision.

"Metropolitan Police are on scene and dealing with the incident.

"Long delays are building on the M3 eastbound on the approach to the closure, with slow moving traffic from J2 (M25).

"Traffic is being diverted via local routes.

"Road users are advised to allow extra time for there journey or find alternative routes."

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