A man has died following a collision.

The incident happened shortly before 8am yesterday (Saturday, October 12) aling Crooked Mile, Waltham Abbey.

Essex Police were called at around 8am with reports that a black Volkswagen Golf R had left the road before ending up in a ditch.

Sadly, the man was pronounced dead at the scene, a second man has been taken to hospital in serious but stable condition.

An air ambulance was also called to the scene where Abbey Road was closed off.

The road remains closed and could be shut until noon today while investigations are carried out at the scene. Drivers are advised to avoid the area.

Anyone with information is asked to call our Serious Collisions Investigations Team on 101 quoting incident 296 of 12/10 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.