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Fatal road traffic collision

Goldings Hill, Loughton
24/08/2019 @ 02:13
Incident Number: 107327
In attendance: 1 x Loughton, 1 x Epping


Crews were called by the Ambulance Service to a road traffic collision. 

On arrival firefighters reported that a number of people were trapped in a car and worked to release them by 4.10am. 

Sadly two of the casualties were pronounced dead at the scene. 

Essex Police has released the following statement: 

"Two people have died and another two are in a life-threatening condition following a road traffic collision in Loughton.

"Officers found a silver BMW M3 had collided with a tree in Goldings Hill shortly after 2.05am today, Saturday 24 August. No other vehicle was involved.

"A woman and a man, both believed to be aged in their 20s, sadly died at the scene. Two women were taken to hospital in a life-threatening condition.

"A 21-year-old man from Loughton was arrested at the scene on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving, causing serious injury by dangerous driving and perverting the course of justice.

"He was taken to hospital, where he currently remains. He is believed to have minor injuries.

"We are appealing for witnesses who saw what happened, or saw a silver BMW M3 driving in the Loughton and Epping areas in the early hours of this morning.

"We are also keen to speak to anyone who was driving in the area who has dash cam footage, or anyone who has CCTV.

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

"Alternatively, contact the Crimestoppers charity 100% anonymously on 0800 555 111 or use the anonymous online form at Crimestoppers-uk.org"

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