The collision happened at the junction of Brentwood Road and Conway’s Road (credit: Google Maps)
The collision between two cars, a black BMW X5 and a red Peugeot 308 taxi, happened in Brentwood Road (the A128) at the junction with Conway’s Road (the B188) at around 4am this morning.
Police say the taxi driver, a man from Grays, passed away at the scene
The driver of the BMW left before emergency services arrived.
Sadly we can confirm the Peugeot driver has died.
The BMW driver left the scene before emergency services arrived. The car was left behind.
We are continuing our search for the driver and have been progressing our enquiries throughout the day.
If you saw anything, call 101. https://t.co/CaYD03H6Mj
— Essex Police (@EssexPoliceUK) October 5, 2020
In a statement, Essex Police said: “We are continuing our search for the driver of the BMW and anyone else who may have been in that car.
“We have been progressing our enquiries throughout the day and would like to speak to anyone who saw the collision and saw anyone leaving the scene.
“We’d also like to speak to drivers who were in the area at the time and saw a black BMW X5 before the collision, or saw anyone on foot or who may have been picked up by a vehicle in the area of Conways Road at around the time.”
Anyone with information can contact the Serious Collision Investigation Unit on 101 or email email@example.com quoting incident number 99 of 5 October.
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