Double fatal accident in Essex

A YOUNG man and woman died in a three-vehicle crash in Essex last night.The 20-year-old man, from the Halstead area, and the 18-year-old woman, from Braintree, were pronounced dead after the accident on the A130 at Chelmsford.

By Sharon Asplin

A YOUNG man and woman died in a three-vehicle crash in Essex last night.

The 20-year-old man, from the Halstead area, and the 18-year-old woman, from Braintree, were pronounced dead after the accident on the A130 at Chelmsford.

They were travelling in a black Honda car towards Braintree when it was in collision with a BMW car and a Cherokee jeep going in the opposite direction.


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The accident happened on the A130 Essex Regiment Way at the junctions with Wheelers Lane at around 5pm.

Two fire crews from Chelmsford and one from Colchester used heavy cutting equipment to free the youngsters from the car.

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A third person, whose condition was unknown last night, was also cut out of a second vehicle.

An Essex Police spokesman said the A130 would be closed between the Wheelers Hill roundabout and the roundabout at the A130 and A131 junction overnight as officers investigated the accident.

The road was expected to remain closed until this morning and motorists were advised to avoid the area.

Officers are appealing for any witnesses but would particularly like to speak to the driver of a white Hyundai Accent travelling towards Braintree.

Anyone with any information is asked to call Chelmsford road policing unit on 01245 240600.

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