Girl, seven, killed in horror crash

ESSEX police have appealed for witnesses today after a road crash left a seven-year-old girl dead.

ESSEX police have appealed for witnesses today after a road crash left a seven-year-old girl dead.

The fatal accident happened on the A130 at Rawreth, near Southend, at about 8pm yesterday.

The girl, who was from the Leigh-on-Sea area, was a passenger in a blue Honda car that left the road and overturned in a field. No other vehicle was involved.

The girl was taken to Southend General Hospital where she was pronounced dead. The driver of the car, a 38-year-old man also from the Leigh-on-Sea area, was treated in hospital for minor injuries.


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The road was closed for about four hours while police officers carried out their initial investigation.

Anyone who saw what happened should contact Pc Terry Hobbs at Rayleigh Road Policing Unit on 0300 333 4444.

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