A DRIVER has admitted causing and then fleeing a fatal crash on the M11.

Daniel Tilley, 37, confessed to causing death by dangerous driving, failing to stop at the scene of a collision, and failing to report a collision when he appeared at Chelmsford Crown Court yesterday (Wednesday, September 4).

Tilley had been driving southbound on the M11 near Stansted at around 5am on Wednesday, January 16, when he was involved in a collision with a Suzuki GSF motorbike.

The motorcyclist, 63-year-old Steve Lord from Great Dunmow, was fatally injured and pronounced dead at the scene.

Tilley, who failed to stop after the crash, was arrested by police the following day.

He was later charged by the force and has now admitted the offences in court

Tilley is due to be sentenced at the same court on Thursday 26 September.

Senior investigating officer Inspector Rob Brettell, from the Serious Collision Investigation Unit, said: “Daniel Tilley caused the death of Steve Lord but instead of stopping to help him, drove off and failed to report the collision.

“Some excellent police work led to the car involved being identified and traced back to Tilley.

“Ultimately the evidence we were able to build against Tilley left him with no option but to admit what he had done.

“By doing so he has at least prevented Mr Lord’s family from going through the ordeal of a trial.”