A MAN from the Epping area has died after being hit by a car.

The 56-year-old man was walking along Coppice Row, near the Village Hall, in Theydon Bois, at about 9.45pm last night when he collided with a silver Vauxhall Corsa.

The car was being driven by a man from Barking.

The pedestrian was taken by ambulance to Whipps Cross University Hospital in Leytonstone, where he died.

Essex Police are appealing for anyone in the area who may have seen the car or the pedestrian before the crash, or who witnessed it.

Anyone with information is urged to call the road policing unit in Chigwell on 0300 333 444.