Man held after driver flees Waltham Abbey death crash

Crooked Mile in Waltham Abbey Image copyright Google
Image caption The crash happened on Crooked Mile, near the junction with Fishers Green Lane, police said

A 28-year-old man was arrested for failing to stop after a fatal crash in Essex.

The Nazeing man is being held on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving and failing to stop after the crash at Crooked Mile, Waltham Abbey, at about 03:45 BST on Sunday.

The victim, believed to be 33 and from London, died at the Royal London Hospital.

The collision involved a Volkswagen Golf and Mercedes.

Essex Police are appealing for witnesses, including the driver and passengers of a taxi which stopped to help before the emergency services arrived.

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