A MAN has died in hospital after a road crash in Shoebury last night.

Police were called to Bournes Green Chase at about 7.30pm yesterday evening (Tuesday), following reports that a white Citroen van had left the carriageway and struck a lamp-post.

The driver of the van, a man in his 50s from the Rochford area, was taken to Southend Hospital but sadly died a short time later.

No other vehicles were involved in the incident, which is being investigated by road policing officers.

Anyone who saw what happened should contact investigating officer Pc Mark Weeble at Rayleigh Road Policing Unit on 0300 333 4444.