MP Priti Patel is calling for Essex Police and councils to look at the safety of local roads in Tolleshunt Major after a fatal crash.

The crash took place in the early hours of yesterday morning on Witham Road.

Since the crash, residents have contacted their MP with reports of concerns about road safety and speeding in the area.

Mrs Patel said: "My sincerest condolences are with the family of the young lady who lost her life earlier this week.

"This was a shocking incident and the village has been deeply saddened by what has happened.

“Investigations will be undertaken into this specific incident and it is also important the police and councils respond to local concerns about road safety.

"I have asked they work together to undertake a safety audit of the local roads in this area and review the action which can be taken to make these roads safer and address local concerns.”