Essex

Man hit by car while lying in Halstead road dies

Braintree Road, near Halstead Image copyright Google
Image caption The victim, in his 20s, was lying down in Braintree Road when he was struck by a car

A man hit by a car while lying in a road has died, police have said.

The victim, in his 20s, was pronounced dead at the scene in Braintree Road, near Halstead, Essex, at about 02:30 BST on Sunday.

The road was cordoned off for nearly eight hours off while a Volkswagen Up car was forensically examined by officers.

Sgt Adam High, of Essex Police, said it was a "tragic incident" and inquiries into the circumstances were under way.

"We are keen to speak to witnesses or anyone who was in the area at that time," he said.

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