A 13 year old boy has died after being involved in a collision with a car in Basildon.
It’s believed he was walking along the Southend-bound carriageway of the A127 near the A132 turn when the incident happened last night.
A 31 year old man from Southend has been arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving and bailed pending further enquiries.
Both carriageways of the A127 were closed while investigations were carried out.
The road was fully reopened at 12.15am today.
Anyone who witnessed the collision and has not yet spoken to police is asked to call the Serious Collision Investigation Unit at Essex Police on 101.