Driver dies after two car crash

A 20-YEAR-OLD man has been killed following a two car accident on one of the county's roads.Scott Neville died on Wednesday night in the crash near Maldon.

A 20-YEAR-OLD man has been killed following a two car accident on one of the county's roads.

Scott Neville died on Wednesday night in the crash near Maldon.

The incident happened at just after 7pm when a white Ford Fiesta, travelling towards Hatfield Peverel, and a blue Renault Clio, travelling in the opposite direction, were in collision on the B1019 Maldon Road at Ulting – on the Maldon side of Doe's Corner.

Mr Neville, of Gloucester Avenue, Maldon, was taken to Broomfield Hospital, Chelmsford, with severe head injuries but later died.


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A 51-year-old woman from Heybridge, who was driving the Fiesta was also taken to Broomfield Hospital with a number of broken bones.

Her condition was last night described as 'stable'.

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Several road closures were put in place after the crash to allow the emergency services to deal with the aftermath of the collision. All roads were re-opened by 10.30pm.

Last night, the man's family was too upset to speak about the tragedy.

It is not known what caused the crash.

Essex Police lasts week issued an appeal to young motorists to take extra care in the wake of a series of tragic deaths on Essex roads.

Of the 62 people who have died in crashes so far this year, almost a quarter have been aged 21 or under.

An Essex Police spokesman said: "There has been an unusual recent spate of crashes where young people have been killed, particularly in the north of the county.

"Road conditions play a part but there have been a few incidents where young drivers have lost control of a vehicle while performing a manoeuvre."

Police are appealing for witnesses to Wednesday night's crash.

Anyone with information should contact Pc Lance Hutchin, from the central road policing unit on 01245 452918.

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