Woman dies in horror crash after car which was fleeing police smashed into the vehicle she was a passenger in
- The crash took place on the A13 in Dagenham at around 2.30am this morning
- Essex Police were following another car, which failed to stop when requested
- The car then crashed into the vehicle in which the woman was a passenger
A woman has died in a car crash on the A13 in Dagenham, after the vehicle she was a passenger in was involved in a serious crash with a car fleeing police.
Essex Police requested a car to stop on the A13 shortly after 2.30am this morning, however, the vehicle failed to stop.
Emergency crews including paramedics were called to the scene.
Police say a female passenger in second car has now died and two were taken to hospital.
The force did not give an age for the victim or a description of the vehicles.
Chief Superintendent Stuart Hooper, Essex Police gold commander, said: ‘Shortly after 2.30am this morning, Friday, November 25, a vehicle failed to stop when requested by officers on the A13 in Essex.
‘Officers then remained in the proximity of that vehicle as it travelled on the A13 near Rainham.
‘The vehicle was then involved in a serious collision with another vehicle. Despite the best efforts of officers and medics at the scene, a female passenger in the second vehicle has now died.
‘We are currently working with our colleagues in the Metropolitan Police Service who, at this stage, are leading the response to the incident.
‘As is appropriate, we have made a mandatory referral to the Independent Office of Police Conduct, which has confirmed it will carry out an independent investigation.’
A woman has tragically died at the scene of a fatal collision on the A13 in Dagenham in the early hours of this morning following a police pursuit that took place just after 2.30am