Man killed in crash on A127

A MAN has died after he was hit by a car while crossing the A127 in Essex.The victim was crossing the London-bound carriageway near a pub at Wickford when the crash happened at about 11pm last night.

A MAN has died after he was hit by a car while crossing the A127 in Essex.

The victim was crossing the London-bound carriageway near a pub at Wickford when the crash happened at about 11pm last night.

He had made it to the central reservation but collided with a blue Mini Cooper, driven by a 17-year-old from Brentwood, as he tried to cross the track.

Police are looking to speak to the driver of an HGV who may have witnessed the crash.

If anyone can help police with enquiries, call the Laindon road policing unit on 01268 541312.