A man has died following a single vehicle crash on the Southend-bound A127 at the Rayleigh Weir. Police were called at shortly after 3am today.

Both carriageways were initially closed but the London-bound side has now re-opened.

Police say they are expecting the Southend-bound carriageway to remain closed through much of this morning.

Officers are advising drivers to avoid the area and plan their journey.

If you saw anything, have any CCTV or dash cam footage, or have any other information in relation to the collision please call police on 101 quoting incident 74 of 28 October or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.