Man dies after Essex go-kart race crash

A man go-karting in Essex has died after he crashed into tyres surrounding the edge of the track.

The 59-year-old from Brentwood was racing with a group of friends at Indikart Racing, in Grange Way, Colchester, on Monday evening.

He crashed into the tyres and was taken to Colchester General Hospital where he died a short time later.

It is not known whether the man died of natural causes or from injuries in the crash, police said.

Insp Steve Brewer said: "We have examined the kart and carried out a detailed examination of the race track.

"Staff members at Indikart have assisted fully in our investigation and the matter will be referred to the Health and Safety Executive."

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