Updated: Police seek key witnesses to fatal crash in Southend

A KEY witness is being sought by police after a woman was killed in a car crash.

Shirley Watkins, 74, died at the scene when she collided with an old-model red Porsche 911 Carrera on the Southend-bound carriage way of Eastern Avenue.

The accident happened near to the junction with Bournemouth Park Road, where the victim lived, at about 1.30pm on Friday.

Police need to speak to the occupants of a blue car that stopped at the scene as they may hold vital witness information.

A 65-year-old man from Southend has been arrested on suspicion of causing death by careless driving and bailed until May 17 pending further enquiries.

The car occupants, believed to be two men, are asked to contact Pc Noel Jeffery at Rayleigh Road Policing unit on 0300 333 4444.

DID you know Shirley Watkins? Post your tribute to her here, or call the newsdesk on 01702 321151.

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10:08pm Fri 5 Feb 10

Beth the original one says...

RIP, my thoughts and best wishes go to her family. words seem so meaningless when faced with tragedy.
RIP, my thoughts and best wishes go to her family. words seem so meaningless when faced with tragedy. Beth the original one

9:38am Sat 6 Feb 10

counosboy says...

I was there and tried to help her, but to no avail. I am so upset, and i cannot imagine how her family are feeling right now. Love to them. RIP.
I was there and tried to help her, but to no avail. I am so upset, and i cannot imagine how her family are feeling right now. Love to them. RIP. counosboy

11:20pm Sat 6 Feb 10

jumbodancer says...

Shirley was my cousin. I was quite upset to hear about the way that she died. From what I was informed it was an accident, but, time will tell.

Alan from New Zealand
Shirley was my cousin. I was quite upset to hear about the way that she died. From what I was informed it was an accident, but, time will tell. Alan from New Zealand jumbodancer

6:14pm Wed 10 Feb 10

babydinx says...

This is a horrible thing to of happened to a lady of that age, and to anybody. Hopefully the driver will be charged and if he was speeding maybe he will learn NEVER to speed again! RIP Shirley ****
This is a horrible thing to of happened to a lady of that age, and to anybody. Hopefully the driver will be charged and if he was speeding maybe he will learn NEVER to speed again! RIP Shirley **** babydinx

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