Kelvedon Hatch crash suspect arrested after teenager dies

View of Ongar Road near Eagle public house Image copyright Google
Image caption The accident happened on Ongar Road in Kelvedon Hatch

A man has been arrested after a teenage girl who was hit by a car in Essex died in hospital.

The girl was struck by a black Peugeot 308 about 20:10 GMT on Friday on the Ongar Road in Kelvedon Hatch near the Eagle pub, police said.

She was taken to hospital but was pronounced dead in the early hours of the morning.

A 64-year-old man from Brentwood has been arrested on suspicion of dangerous driving and is in custody.

Police closed the road until just after midnight for forensic examinations. The teenager is thought to be from the local area.

Officers are appealing for any witnesses to the collision to come forward.

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