Harlow man arrested after fatal collision on Crooked Mile

Crime / Tue 12th Nov 2019 pm30 04:04pm

ESSEX Police has arrested a third man in connection with a fatal collision in Waltham Abbey last month.

A 21-year-old from Harlow was arrested in London at around 2.25pm yesterday, Monday 11 November, on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving and he has since been released on bail until Thursday 5 December.

A 21-year-old man from Wood Green, London, arrested on suspicion of burglary, aggravated vehicle taking, causing death by dangerous driving, failing to stop at the scene of an accident and causing death by careless driving when under the influence of drink or drug has been rebailed until 3 January 2020.

A 25-year-old man from Nazeing was taken to hospital while under arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving, burglary, aggravated vehicle taking and driving unfit through drink or drugs. He has been discharged from hospital and has been released on bail until 3 January 2020.

Police were called at around 8am on Saturday 12 October with reports that a black Volkswagen Golf R lost control and collided with a tree off Crooked Mile.

The vehicle came to a stop in a ditch. Sadly a man died of his injuries at the scene.

They can name him as Jack Richards, 29, from Waltham Abbey.

A post-mortem that was carried out last month gave the cause of death of multiple injuries.

Police are no longer looking for any other people in relation to this collision, however, they are keen to hear from anyone who saw the vehicle pre-collision or who saw two men running from the scene.

Anyone with information or dash cam footage is asked to call the Serious Collisions Investigations Team on 101 quoting incident 296 of 12/10 or report information by visiting https://mipp.police.uk/operation/4201020119P12-PO1.

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