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Fatal road traffic collision

New Road, Leigh on Sea
01/07/2017 @ 05:30
Incident Number: 57794
In attendance: 1 x Southend, 1 x Leigh


Crews were called this morning to assist the police and the Ambulance Service with a road traffic collision.

Sadly one female died at the scene. 

Essex Police has released the following statement:

"A woman has died following a road traffic collision.

"Police were called to the junction of New Road and Hadleigh Road in Leigh-on-Sea shortly before 5.30am this morning, Saturday July 1 with reports a van was in collision with a lamppost.

"Sadly the driver, a woman aged in her 40s, died at the scene.

"The road is closed while emergency services are on scene.

"Drivers are asked to avoid the area and are thanked for their patience.

"Witnesses to the collision are asked to contact the Serious Collision Investigation Unit on 01245 240590 or email collisionappeal@essex.pnn.police.uk"

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