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24 August 2019, 08:22 | Updated: 24 August 2019, 08:23
Two people have died and another two are in a life-threatening condition after a car crashed into a tree in Loughton.
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 is being treated for what are believed to be minor injuries.
Officers found a silver BMW M3 had collided with a tree in the Goldings Hill area of Loughton, shortly after 2 o'clock this morning.
No other vehicle was involved.
A woman and a man, both believed to be aged in their 20s, died at the scene and two women were taken to hospital in a life-threatening condition.
Essex Police 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 Saturday.
Police 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 240 590 or email CollisionAppeal@essex.pnn.police.uk.
Alternatively, contact the Crimestoppers charity anonymously on 0800 555 111 or use the anonymous online form at Crimestoppers-uk.org.