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Appeal for dash cam footage after Essex crash which claimed life of Carys Hammond

PUBLISHED: 10:36 28 April 2017 | UPDATED: 10:36 28 April 2017

Carys Hammond, who died aged 18 after a crash near Mistley in Essex

Carys Hammond, who died aged 18 after a crash near Mistley in Essex

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Officers investigating the circumstances of a crash which killed an 18-year-old woman are appealing for information from drivers.

The scene of the single-vehicle crash in Brickman's Hill between Mistley and Bradfield, near Manningtree, where Carys Hammond died. Picture: ARCHANT The scene of the single-vehicle crash in Brickman's Hill between Mistley and Bradfield, near Manningtree, where Carys Hammond died. Picture: ARCHANT

Carys Hammond, of Bradfield, died after her Fiat 500 collided with the bridge at Brickman’s Hill, between her village and Mistley, on Monday, April 17.

Essex Police wants to speak to anyone who had driven past the site in the two weeks before the collision, and who has dash cam footage.

Detectives also want to speak to anyone who has recently been involved in a collision at the site and struck the bridge.

Tributes have been paid to the Suffolk One student Miss Hammond, who has been described as “vibrant, intelligent, vivacious” and a “ray of sunshine”.
An
inquest was opened into her death earlier this week, with a provisional cause of death given as multiple injuries.

Safety campaigners have labelled the site a blackspot.

Anyone with information should contact Det con James Lee at the Serious Collision Investigation Unit on 01245 240590 or email collisionappeal@essex.pnn.police.uk

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