A driver has admitted causing a collision on the M11 which killed a motorcyclist.

Steve Lord was riding his Suzuki GSF on the southbound of the motorway near Stansted at around 5am on Wednesday, January 16, when he was hit by a car.

Sadly, the 63 year-old died at the scene but the car failed-to-stop.

Daniel Tilley, 37, of Joyners Field, Harlow, was arrested the following day.

He was later charged with causing death by dangerous driving, failing to stop at the scene of a collision, and failing to report a collision – charges he admitted at Chelmsford Crown Court yesterday (Wednesday, September 4).

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

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.”