POLICE have thanked drivers after a man died on the A127.

Officers thanked drivers for their patience and understanding following the death of a man on the A127 last Friday, 21 February.

The pedestrian, a man in his 40s, was found dead at the scene, and the A127, in both directions, and the Rayleigh Weir roundabout remained closed for several hours while officers worked alongside  emergency service colleagues to deal with the incident and begin an investigation into the circumstances around the man's death. 

Detective Inspector Rob Brettell from the Serious Collision Investigation Unit said: "I would like to thank all those caught up in the road closure on Friday for their compassion and understanding.
"We worked hard to ensure the road was re-opened as soon as possible, but as with any collisions of this nature, this can take time and cause significant delays for road users not just in the immediate area, but surrounding roads too."
"I would also like to extend my thanks to all those who have contacted us with information about the incident or with dashcam footage"

"Your help really is invaluable. 
"We are still keen to hear from anyone who hasn't contacted us yet and either saw the incident or was driving in the area around the time and has dash cam footage.” 

A spokesman for the force added: "We were called around 2.20pm with reports of a collision involving a lorry and a pedestrian on the A127 near to the Rayleigh Weir bridge. 

"If you have information, please visit https://mipp.police.uk/operation/4201020119P18-PO1 or call us on 101, quoting incident 631 of 21/02."