Cyclist Has Died After A127 Crash

2 September 2018, 12:33 | Updated: 2 September 2018, 12:35

Essex Police

Police say a cyclist has died following this morning's collision on the A127.

Emergency services were called just before 8 this morning to the Southend-bound carriageway (eastbound A127) following reports of a collision between a van and a cyclist near the Dick Turpin Pub.

The cyclist, a man in his 30s, from Chadwell Heath, died at the scene.

A 42 year-old driver from Tonbridge in Kent, was arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving and is currently in custody for questioning.

The Southend-bound carriageway is currently closed and diversions are in place. Drivers are asked to avoid the
area.

Witnesses or anyone who captured dash cam footage are asked to contact the Serious Collision Investigation Unit on 01245 240590 or email CollisionAppeal@essex.pnn.police.uk