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A woman in her 70s has died after being hit by a van in Oakwood Hill in Loughton
A woman has died after being struck by a van this morning.
The woman, in her 70s, was believed to be out walking her dog when she was hit by a white Ford Transit just before 7.40am in Oakwood Hill, Loughton.
An air ambulance attended but the woman was pronounced dead at the scene.
A 22-year-old man from Loughton is in police custody having been arrested on suspicion of causing death by careless driving and being unfit through drink or drugs.
The road is currently closed and motorists are advised to find alternative routes.
Anyone with information is asked to contact police.
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