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Woman dies after struck by car on A12

A woman has died after she was struck by a car on the A12, near Marks Tey, Essex.

The woman, 29, was pronounced dead at the scene after she was hit by a white Toyota Auris at around 1am Saturday.

The driver of the car, a 44-year-old woman, from Marks Tey, was treated for shock by paramedics.

A police spokesman said: "We believe the woman walked off from a Seat Ibiza she had been travelling in.

"Its driver had stopped in a layby. We're looking to speak with those motorists who saw this woman on the side of the A12 or actually in the road."

A section of the carriageway was closed until 8am while forensic collision investigators carried out their enquiries.

Anyone with any information is asked to contact Essex Police on 101. Alternatively, they can email the team at collisionappeal@essex.pnn.police.uk