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Hornchurch driver arrested after motorcyclist dies in crash

PUBLISHED: 12:41 16 December 2016 | UPDATED: 12:41 16 December 2016

The junction of London Road and Straight Road, Stanway, where the crash happened. Picture: Google Maps.

The junction of London Road and Straight Road, Stanway, where the crash happened. Picture: Google Maps.

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A 24-year-old man from Hornchurch has been arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving after a motorcyclist died in a late night crash.

Police were called by the ambulance service at 10.50pm last night, to reports of a collision involving a motorcycle and a Vauxhall Corsa in London Road, near the junction with Straight Road in Stanway, Colchester.

A 20-year-old motorcyclist from the Colchester area was pronounced dead at the scene.

The 24-year-old is currently in custody for questioning.

The road was closed for forensic examinations and reopened shortly after 3.15am.

Witnesses are asked to contact Essex Police’s Serious Collision Investigation Unit on 101 or email collisionappeal@essex.pnn.police.uk.

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