Essex

Boy, 13, hit by car on A127 in Essex dies

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Image caption The boy died after being knocked down by a car on the A127 near the Basildon junction

A 13-year-old boy died after being knocked down by a car on a road in Essex.

An ambulance and police were called to the Southend-bound carriageway of the A127 near the A132 junction in Basildon at about 20:00 GMT on Monday.

The boy was taken to Basildon Hospital where he was pronounced dead.

The 31-year-old driver of the BMW car involved in the crash, who is from Southend, was arrested and bailed pending further inquiries.

Both carriageways of the A127 were closed for investigations and not reopened until 00:15 GMT on Tuesday.

Police have appealed for witnesses or anyone with information to contact them.

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