A DRIVER has been pronounced dead following a fatal collision which saw a car hit a tree.

Essex Police say they are currently on the scene of a fatal incidents in Blackmore, Ingatestone.

Officers were called to Wenlocks Lane just before 6pm today (September 10), following reports that a 4x4 had left the road and collided with a tree.

he driver of the car, a man in his 20s from Chelmsford, was sadly pronounced dead at the scene.

His next of kin have been informed.

Police are now appearing for witnesses to the incident.

A spokesman for Essex Police said: "At this time, we do not believe that there were any other vehicles involved.

"If you witnessed the incident, or saw a blue Nissan 4x4 driving in the Ingatestone area between 5.30 and 6pm, please call our Serious Collision Investigation Unit on 101.

"The incident number is 1009 of Friday 10 September. "