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Man dies following crash near Marks Tey railway station

PUBLISHED: 18:44 12 September 2019 | UPDATED: 22:44 12 September 2019

The man died following a collision in Station Road in Marks Tey in Essex Picture: GOOGLEMAPS

The man died following a collision in Station Road in Marks Tey in Essex Picture: GOOGLEMAPS

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A man in his 50s has died following a crash near Marks Tey railway station.

Police were called to reports of an collision in Station Road, involving a male pedestrian and a green Land Rover Discovery, at around 7.25pm on Wednesday.

Police, ambulance crews and the Essex and Herts Air Ambulance were sent to the scene and the man was taken to Addenbrooke's Hospital with a serious head injury.

But an Essex Police spokesman said the man died in hospital yesterday, surrounded by his family.

The spokesman added: "No-one has been arrested and we are appealing for witnesses and dash cam footage.

"Anyone who saw what happened and has not yet spoken to officers, or has dash cam footage available to view, is urged to contact us."

Following the collision, members of the public phoned the emergency services and were told to get the defibrillator from inside the nearby railway station.

However, the box containing the defibrillator was found to be empty, with the equipment apparently stolen.

A spokesman for Greater Anglia railways said on Wednesday the company was investigating the defibrillator's disappearance.

He said: "We are aware of an accident which happened close to Marks Tey railway station this morning, which resulted in a request for the defibrillator from the station.

"Regrettably, the defibrillator is missing, and appears to have been stolen from the station.

"We are investigating its disappearance."

Commuter Jess Hill uses the station regularly and was there when the incident happened.

She said: "It's a very well used commuter station and it gets very busy.

"The road can be dangerous because of the parked cars outside.

"The whole incident is absolutely tragic."

Anyone with information is asked to call Essex Police on 101, quoting incident 161 of September 11.

Alternatively, call the Crimestoppers charity anonymously on 0800 555111 or report information using its online reporting form at www.crimestoppers-uk.org

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