Essex pedestrian dies after being hit by van in Billericay

Alma Link, just off High Street in Billericay Image copyright Geograph/Adrian Cable
Image caption The woman was hit by a van on Alma Link, Billericay

A pedestrian has died after she was hit by a van in a town centre.

Police said the woman, 75, was struck by the Ford Transit in Billericay, Essex, just before 12:45 BST on Monday.

She was taken from the scene in Alma Link to hospital, where she died that evening.

A 58-year-old man from Leigh-on-Sea has been arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving and driving while unfit through drink or drugs, Essex Police said.

He has been released under investigation.

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