Taxi driver arrest after Epping crash leaves woman dead

A taxi driver has been arrested after a woman died following a two-vehicle head-on collision in Essex.

Police said a taxi, driven by a 48-year-old man from London, was involved in a crash with a Volkswagen Polo on Epping High Road at 03:20 BST.

The female driver of the Polo, from Epping, died at the scene. Police said her car caught fire after the crash.

The taxi driver and two passengers received minor injuries. The driver is currently being questioned by police.

Essex Police are appealing for witnesses.

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