Fatal crash - driver arrested

A MOTORCYCLIST has died following a collision in Essex this morning.

James Hore

A MOTORCYCLIST has died following a collision in Essex this morning.

The accident happened just before 6am in Woodham Mortimer, near Maldon when a motorcycle and a van struck each other at the junction of the B418 Southend Road.

The motorcyclist died at the scene and the 43-year-old driver of the VW box van was uninjured.


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The van driver, who comes from London, was arrested and is currently being questioned at Chelmsford police station.

A section of the road was closed throughout the morning but was due to re-open at lunchtime.

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Anyone with information about the crash is asked to contact Chelmsford road police on 01245 420625.

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