Essex

Man dies and woman hurt in Brentwood crash

A man has been killed and a woman was left seriously injured in a car crash in Essex.

The accident happened when the silver Ford Focus the couple were travelling in collided with a tree on the A1023, Brook Street, Brentwood.

Firefighters cut the pair free from the vehicle. The man had died and the injured woman was taken to the Royal London Hospital.

The southbound lane of Brook Street remained closed on Wednesday morning.

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