A man has died and three women were hurt in a two car crash.

Police confirmed a 20-year-old man from South Woodham Ferrers died in the crash in Great Baddow on Saturday.

An 18-year-old woman, also from South Woodham Ferrers, was seriously injured and airlifted to the Royal London Hospital.

A nine-month-old baby boy, who was strapped in a baby seat in the rear of the Ford Fiesta in which they were travelling in was unharmed.

The Fiesta had been travelling north towards Chelmsford on the A1114 Essex Yeomanry Way at about 1pm.

Essex Police said it crossed the central reservation and struck a black Vauxhall Vectra travelling south.

The man, who was a passenger, died at the scene. The woman, who was driving, was said to be in a critical but stable condition yesterday.

The Vectra driver, a 64-year-old woman from the Chelmsford area, was taken to Broomfield Hospital, Chelmsford, where her condition was described as stable yesterday.

Her passenger, a 68-year-old woman also from the Chelmsford area, was taken to Addenbrookes’ Hospital in Cambridge where her condition was said to be serious but stable.

The baby was taken to Broomfield Hospital as a precaution but was released yesterday into the care of relatives.

Any witnesses or anyone with information should call PC Pete Harris at the Essex Police Serious Collision Investigation Unit on 101 or email collisionappeal@essex.pnn.police.uk