Essex

Arrest after two killed in Basildon Roundacre car crash

Floral tribute at Roundacre
Image caption A floral tribute left close to the scene of the accident in Basildon

A man has been arrested after two pedestrians were killed in a town centre collision with a car.

The woman, in her late 30s, was declared dead at the scene in Roundacre, Basildon, following the collision at 20:45 GMT on Tuesday.

The man, thought to be in his mid 30s, died later in hospital.

Essex Police arrested a 26-year-old man from Laindon on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving. Police are appealing for witnesses.

The arrested man was driving a VW Passat at the time of the collision, police say.

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