Driver charged over Southend woman's death

A driver has been charged in connection with the death of a 74-year-old woman who was struck by a car while she was walking in Essex.

Shirley Watkins, of Bournemouth Park Road, Southend, was hit on 5 February in Eastern Avenue, Southend, and died at the scene.

A 65-year-old man from the town has been charged with causing death by dangerous driving.

He was bailed to appear before Southend magistrates on 13 October, police said.

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