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28 October 2019 08:32

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A man has died following a single vehicle crash on the Southend-bound A127 at the Rayleigh Weir. Police were called at shortly after 3am today. Both carriageways were initially closed but the London-bound side has now re-opened. Police say they are expecting the Southend-bound carriageway to remain closed through much of this morning. Officers are advising drivers to avoid the area and plan their journey.

If you saw anything, have any CCTV or dash cam footage, or have any other information in relation to the collision please call police on 101 quoting incident 74 of 28 October or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111. Get the biggest Daily stories by email Subscribe Thank you for subscribing See our privacy notice Could not subscribe, try again later Invalid Email A man has sadly died following a serious collision on the A127 this morning. Emergency services were called to the Rayleigh Weir underpass, where the A127 meets the A129, at around 3am today (Monday, October 28). The single vehicle collision happened on the Southend bound carriageway, but the underpass was closed in both directions for a number of hours. The London bound carriageway reopened at around 7am, four hours following the accident, but the Southend bound carriageway remains closed while police continue their investigations.

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Essex Police confirm the route is expected to be shut throughout the morning and drivers are warned to avoid the area and to seek an alternative route. Traffic on the A1245 is also slow as is traffic on the A129, London Road, and within the area. If you saw anything, have any CCTV or dash cam footage, or have any other information in relation to the collision please call us on 101 quoting incident 74 of 28 October or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111. Follow our live blog for the latest traffic and travel updates by clicking here.