11-year-old boy dies following car crash

AN 11-year-old boy who was injured in a car crash last Wednesday night has died in hospital.

The youngster was the front-seat passenger in a black Peugeot 206 which struck a tree on the B1051 near Thaxted shortly before 9.30pm on October 3.

Police said it appeared the driver, a 19-year-old woman, had lost control of the car. She was also taken to hospital, where she remains in a stable condition.

The boy sustained head injuries in the crash and died in hospital yesterday (Monday).

The pair were from the Thaxted area.

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Anyone with information in connection with the crash has been urged to contact Essex Police’s Serious Collision Investigation Unit on 101 or by emailing the team at collisionappeal@essex.pnn.police.uk

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