Traffic came to a standstill on the M20, after a lorry overturned was involved in a collision with a mini on the M20 in Kent
The motorway was closed at junction 10 for Ashford South following the accident, which happened on the coast-bound carriageway.
It involved two vehicles between junction 10 and junction 11 for Hythe and Westenhanger and shortly after 5.10pm.
Officers investigating the fatal road traffic collision on the M20 are appealing for witnesses.
Kent Police was called to the incident, which involved a car and a lorry, at 5.11pm on Tuesday 14 November 2017.
The female passenger travelling in the lorry died at the scene. The male driver was taken to a local hospital suffering minor injuries. The Mini driver was uninjured.
Did you witness the collision?
Anyone with information is asked to call the Kent Police Serious Collision Investigation Unit on 01622 798538 quoting MW/255/17/.
The road was fully reopened at 8.30am on Wednesday 15 November 2017.
Highways officials say traffic conditions are not expected to return to normal until at least 3am .