Young man dies after car crashes into tree in Essex

A young man has sadly died after a car crashed into a tree early this morning in Colchester.

The collision happened at 1.40am this morning (Sunday 2 August) at the junction of America Road and Coggeshall Road in Earls Colne.

The crash involved a single car, a red Ford Fiesta, which came off the road and crashed into a tree. 

Sadly, a man in his 20s died at the scene. Another man in his late teens has been taken to hospital with life threatening injuries. 

Police have advised that the road will remain closed into this morning. Drivers are being advised to avoid the area.

A spokesman’s for Essex Police said: “We are appealing for information about the car’s movements before this incident.”

“If you saw a red Ford Fiesta in the area in the early hours of this morning, have CCTV or dashcam footage, please call us on 101 quoting incident 164 of 2 August.” 

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