Essex Police name man who died on A12 near Dedham

Junction 22 of the A12.

Junction 22 of the A12. - Credit: Archant

A man who died after a crash on the A12 near Colchester has been named as 55-year-old Darius Lapotka.

Essex Police officers were called to the northbound carriageway near Dedham at around 9.45pm on Tuesday, September 26.

A man had left his vehicle parked in a layby, and was involved in a collision with at least one other vehicle.

Police have now confirmed the man who died at the scene was Polish-national Darius Lapotka.

No-one was arrested and the road was closed until around 3am wile officers conducted an investigation at the scene.


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Officers are asking for anyone who witnessed what happened, or has any dash cam footage to contact them on 101.

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