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Fatal crash as van hits lamp post in Essex

Fatal crash at Leigh on Sea near Southend. Credit: ITV News Anglia.

A driver has died after her van crashed into a lamp post in Essex.

Police were called to the junction of New Road and Hadleigh Road in Leigh-on-Sea, near Southend, just before 5.30am Saturday morning (July 1).

A woman, in her 40s, died at the scene.

The road is closed and drivers are being asked to avoid the area while emergency services continue their investigation.