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Man dies after car plunges into river near The Moorhen

Crime / Fri 22nd Sep 2023 at 03:22pm

A MAN has died following a collision in Harlow overnight.

Essex Police were called to reports a vehicle had left the road and come to stop in a river in Burnt Mill Lane (near The Moorhen)shortly after 10pm yesterday (Thursday 21 September).

Two people – both men in their 20s – were pulled out of the vehicle and taken to hospital.

Sadly, one of the men has died.

The other remains in a serious condition.

A spokesperson said: “At this stage we don’t believe another vehicle was involved but we are investigating the circumstances which led up to the incident.

If you have any information, CCTV, dash cam or other footage in relation to this incident, then please get in contact with us.

Please quote incident 1273 of 21 September.

You can let us know by submitting a report on our website or by using our online Live Chat service available Monday to Friday (excluding public holidays) between 10am-9pm.

Visit our website to find out more about our online reporting services.

Alternatively you can call us on 101.

In an emergency always call 999.

“If you would like to make an anonymous report you can contact independent charity @Crimestoppers, by visiting their website or by calling 0800 555 111“.

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7 Comments for Man dies after car plunges into river near The Moorhen:

Paul
2023-09-24 16:53:14

The only way that you could drive through the road barrier on that road is if you were either exceeding the speed limit considerably or an idiot.

Tomcat
2023-09-24 20:52:40

What a complete and utter waste of life! We all make mistakes in life and some get away with it whilst others dont! there could be many reasons this happened so best not speculate! This poor mans family must be grieving so badly and my heart felt sympathy goes to them! RIP Young man and my love to all who knew the people involved

your mum
2023-09-25 17:49:47

who asked for your input Paul, at the end of the day a life was taken instead of feeling sorry for the young man and his family you’ve come on here to give your irrelevant opinion. Stupid idiot get a life

Denis Ellingham
2023-09-26 10:26:02

Paul, you are the idiot. You have no clue whatsoever what happened. The brakes could have failed, a deer could have run out, the driver could have had a medical event. Unless you know the facts, I suggest you keep your mouth shut.

Safeeh salehy
2023-09-30 19:58:24

He was a lovely young man A brilliant barber full of life so kind soft heart Very sensible guy Just can’t believe his gone So young 😢 His family are devastated RIH Burhan

mrs christine craig
2024-02-14 18:16:35

So very very sad. Have been on that road today for the first time...it is a scary road in daylight so I dread to think what it is like when it is dark. RIP to the chap that died. Do hope that the other lad made it and is getting better. My thoughts go out to their families.

mrs christine craig
2024-02-14 18:17:49

So very sad. Have been on that road today for the first time...it is a scary road in daylight so I dread to think what it is like when it is dark. RIP to the chap that died. Do hope that the other lad made it and is getting better. My thoughts go out to their families.

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