A MAN has died in a road crash after falling ill at the wheel.

Emergency services were called to Fenton Way in Basildon at around 9am this morning following reports a blue Vauxhall Astra had collided with an industrial unit.

Paramedics pronounced the driver, a man aged in his 50s and from Hornchurch, dead at the scene.

It is believed he had fallen ill moments before his car collided with the building.

Fire crews from Basildon attended the scene to make the vehicle safe.

Fenton Way, was shut for most of today while police officers investigated the incident.