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The crash, which involved a car, happened in Arisdale Avenue at around 7.50pm yesterday.
The car did not stop at the scene.
A man in his 40s passed away despite the efforts of paramedics.
Essex Police has confirmed a 31-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving and a car believed to be involved has been recovered.
The suspect remains in custody for questioning and a second man, also from South Ockendon, is assisting officers with their enquiries.
In a statement, Essex Police said: “Our officers would encourage anyone who may have seen the incident, or has CCTV or dash cam footage available to view, and has not yet spoken to them to call the Serious Collision Investigation Unit on 101 quoting incident 971 of 31/12.
“We are also asking drivers or pedestrians who saw a light-coloured Peugeot 206 in the area at the time, which we believe had significant damage to the bonnet and windscreen, to get in touch.
“Alternatively, you can call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.”Tags: Thurrock, South Ockendon
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