Van driver dies in hospital after crash in Shoeburyness

A man in his 50s has died in hospital following a road crash in Essex.

Police were called to Bournes Green Chase at Shoeburyness at about 1930 BST on Tuesday when a Citroen van left the road and hit a lamppost.

The driver of the van was from the Rochford area and was taken to Southend General Hospital where he died a short time later, police said.

No other vehicles were involved in the crash, which is being investigated by police who have appealed for witnesses.

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