A DRIVER has died after a five-car crash on the A127 earlier today.

Police closed the road after the crash, which took place at about 11.35am at the junction of the A127 with the Fairway.

The crash involved four vehicles and a black Citreon DS 3 Prestige and sadly, the driver was pronounced dead at the scene.

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The air ambulance landing at the scene. Pic by Mark Anderson and Pete Barber

The road was closed while police examinations were undertaken and the scene was cleared but officers have since reopened the carriageway.

Police are appealing for anyone with information to contact them on 101 quoting incident 403 of January 9.

More to follow

*NB Essex Police initially reported this as a crash involving one car but have since issued updated information confirming five vehicles were involved.