Essex

Basildon fatal crash: Driver arrested at scene

A 24-year-old woman has been arrested after a fatal crash in Essex.

A male pedestrian was hit by a Mini Cooper on Dry Street in Basildon on Tuesday evening.

The man, in his 20s, suffered multiple injuries. He was taken by paramedics to Basildon Hospital, where he died a short time later.

The uninjured car driver, from Chelmsford, was arrested at the scene on suspicion of causing death by careless driving.

She was released on police bail until 31 July pending further inquiries, police said.

A section of Dry Street near the hospital was closed for investigation.

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