Police name two crash victims

By James HoreTWO people who were killed in an horrific car crash were named last night by police.Sarah Johnson, 20, of St Nazaire Road, Chelmsford, died when the Ford Fiesta she was driving went out of control near to the town's Army and Navy roundabout.

By James Hore

TWO people who were killed in an horrific car crash were named last night by police.

Sarah Johnson, 20, of St Nazaire Road, Chelmsford, died when the Ford Fiesta she was driving went out of control near to the town's Army and Navy roundabout.

After going through the central reservation and overturning, the Fiesta came to rest on the opposite carriageway of the A1114 on Sunday.


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Fiesta passenger Richard Ellis, 20, also of St Nazaire Road, had been fighting for his life in the town's Broomfield Hospital, but died later that evening

Three other passengers remained in Broomfield Hospital last night following the accident, which happened just after 6.30pm.

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An 18-year-old man from Chelmsford was said to be in a “critical, life threatening” condition.

A 19-year woman old from Margaretting, who broke a number of bones, and an 18-year-old man from Chelmsford, who broke several limbs, were both in a stable condition.

The N registration Ford Fiesta had been travelling towards Chelmsford on the A1114 near the Great Baddow turn-off when the accident happened.

The road was closed for more than three hours and Essex Police said it had been remarkable there had not been more cars involved in the accident.

james.hore@eadt.co.uk

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