A loving father who lost control of his car on the A127 died of natural causes, it has emerged.

Christopher Taylor, who lived in Rayleigh, had been visiting his daughters Nicolle and Ashley and son Billy, at their home in Basildon, before he started his journey home.

He had picked up a takeaway as a thank you to his son Steven Taylor, 23, who had spent time tidying the flat they shared in Hardwick Close.

But just before 6.50pm on Tuesday, July 22, he lost control of his black Vauxhall Vectra.

His car ploughed into bushes and trees, before landing on its roof beside the dual carriageway near to the A130 turn off.

Firefighters and paramedics rushed to the scene and worked to free 50-year-old Mr Taylor from the car, but he died at the scene.

Essex Police called for witnesses to come forward to the crash and said they were investigating as they had no indication as to what had caused the it But yesterday an Essex Police spokesman revealed the dad had died of natural causes.

He said: “A post-mortem examination was carried out and cause of death has been given as natural causes.

“Police are not investigating the incident further.”

The file will now be handed to the Essex coroner.

Son Steven, who lived with his dad, previously paid tribute to his loving father.

He said: “Dad was much loved and will be missed by his family, friends, colleagues and anyone who knew him.

“He’ll always be remembered as the great dad he was.”

The road was closed until 11.45pm after the crash and drivers were diverted off the Southend-bound carriageway of the A127, at the Dick Turpin pub.

An inquest into Mr Taylor’s death will be held in due course.