Essex

Woman from Essex who died in A12 crash named

The scene of the crash
Image caption The accident on the A12 in Essex involved a Toyota car and a lorry

An Essex woman who died in a collision between a car and a lorry on the A12 in the county has been named.

The accident happened on Wednesday morning on the northbound carriageway at the slip road to Witham.

Rachel Aylott, 38, from the Clacton area, who was a rear seat passenger in the Toyota car, died at the scene.

The Toyota driver, a man aged 33, was airlifted to the Royal London Hospital with serious injuries.

A 21-year-old man who was a passenger in the Toyota was also airlifted to Queens Hospital with serious injuries.

There were two other casualties in the car, a 21-year-old woman with serious injuries and a man in his 30s with minor injuries, who were both taken by land ambulance to Colchester General Hospital.

The man has been released from hospital. All the occupants of the Toyota are from the Clacton area.

The driver of the lorry was uninjured.

Anyone with any information about the crash is asked to contact Essex Police.

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