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A 21-year-old motorcyclist has died following a crash in Southend.
It happened when his silver Suzuki motorcycle left the road in Fossetts Way and collided with a street light at around 7pm last night (Tuesday April 2nd).
The rider of the motorcycle, who is from Southend, was pronounced dead at the scene.
His pillion passenger, a 23-year-old man, also from Southend, was taken by ambulance to Southend Hospital with slight injuries.
The road was closed unntil midnight to enable a full investigation of the crash scene to take place.
Officers from the serious collision investigation unit would like to hear from anyone who saw the crash or may have been overtaken by the motorcycle as it travelled down Fossetts Way to contact them on 101 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org