A motorist has been convicted of causing death by dangerous driving after a man was killed crossing the road.

Seamus Reilly, 30, of Elizabeth Road in Pilgrims Hatch, Brentwood, was convicted at Basildon Crown Court on Monday (February 5).

A pedestrian, 35, from Chelmsford, was involved in the crash with Reilly's Mini Cooper in Ongar Road in Brentwood on July 3, 2021. 

"Sadly, the victim later died in hospital on July 13," Essex Police said.

A spokesperson for the force said Reilly was arrested less than two hours after the fatal crash.

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He appeared at Southend Magistrates' Court last June after being charged by postal requisition.

This followed a forensic investigation led by Essex Police's serious collision investigation unit.

Reilly is due to be sentenced at Basildon Crown Court on March 18.