A man from Collier Row has been found not guilty of causing death by dangerous driving in a fatal crash in Essex.

The incident took place in London Road, Kelvedon on September 3 last year just before 9.35pm.

Max Mayo, 30, who drove one of the vehicles involved in the crash and was from nearby Feering, died at the scene.

Liam O’Brien, 32, of Navarre Gardens, was charged with causing Max's death and the serious injury of two people by dangerous driving.

After a trial at Chelmsford Crown Court, O’Brien was cleared of these charges on Wednesday (July 26).

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He is however due to be sentenced on September 12 after previously pleading guilty to dangerous driving, perverting the course of justice, failing to stop at the scene of a collision, failing to report a collision, driving with no insurance, and driving otherwise than in accordance with a licence.

Det Sgt Sam Nason, from the Serious Collision Investigation Unit, said police carried out a “thorough investigation”.

He said: “My thoughts are with the family of Max Mayo who I know miss him desperately. As well as those that were seriously injured.”