Teenager dies after car hits tree
A 17-year-old who suffered life-threatening injuries in an horrific crash near Colchester has died.
A TEENAGER who suffered life-threatening injuries in an horrific crash near Colchester has died.
The 17-year-old from Colchester had been in a critical condition at Addenbrooks Hospital, Cambridge following the accident at 11.15 pm on Monday.
He was a passenger in a silver Peugeot 106 that left the road and crashed into a tree on Abberton Road between Colchester and West Mersea.
He was flown by air sea rescue helicopter with life-threatening injuries.
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Essex Police have confirmed the teenager, who has not yet been named, died this morning.
A 17-year-old-girl from West Mersea, who was also in the Peugeot, was taken to Colchester General Hospital with serious, but not life-threatening, injuries.
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A red MG Rover car, driven by an 18-year-old from West Mersea, was slightly damage in the accident but the driver was uninjured.
Police are appealing for witnesses to contact them at Stanway road policing unit on 0300 333 4444.