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.

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