Two teenagers killed in separate road accidents within 24 hours

A 19-year-old man has died following a crash on the A120 in Coggeshall Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN

A 19-year-old man has died following a crash on the A120 in Coggeshall Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN

A 19-year-old man has died following a serious crash on the A120 at Coggeshall today – the second teenager killed on local roads in less than 24 hours.

Essex Police were called to the scene of the crash around 2.40pm Saturday, August 1.

The crash involved a white Mercedes and a white Peugeot car.

Police have since confirmed the man’s death, while a man in his 50s and a woman in her late teens have been taken to hospital with serious injuries.

The road remains closed at the Coggeshall bypass, between West Street and Colchester Road.


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Drivers have been advised to avoid the area.

Those with information or dashcam footage are asked to contact Essex Police on 101, quoting incident 844 of August 1.

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The crash follows another accident in Kirby Cross, where a 17-year-old boy died after his motorbike collided with a lamppost around 9.30pm on Friday night.

Those with information with that crash are asked to call police on 101, quoting incident 1520 of Friday, July 31.

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