Essex

Rayleigh Weir: Pedestrian dies after being hit by lorry

A police officer at the road closure at Rayleigh Weir Image copyright Essex Police
Image caption The Rayleigh Weir junction was closed for almost five hours after the crash

A pedestrian has died after being hit by a lorry.

The crash happened on the A127 at the Rayleigh Weir, Essex, at about 14:20 GMT.

Essex Police said emergency services attended but the pedestrian died at the scene.

A section of the A127 and the Rayleigh Weir were closed for almost five hours. Officers have appealed for witnesses and for anyone with dashcam footage to come forward.

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