Essex

Herongate crash kills 15-month-old girl

A 15-month-old girl has died in hospital after a road crash in Essex.

The crash involving two cars happened in Brentwood Road, Herongate near Brentwood at about 17:00 BST on Monday, closing the road for five hours.

The child, from the Brentwood area, was secured in a child seat but suffered serious head injuries, police said.

She was taken to Basildon Hospital where she later died. The drivers of the two cars - a Renault Clio and a BMW - were not hurt.

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