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Man in his 50s dies after van crashes into telephone pole in Hatfield Heath

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A man in his 50s has died after his van crashed into a telephone pole in Hatfield Heath on Monday night (January 27).

An air ambulance was part of the response when Essex Police, the East of England Ambulance Service and Essex County Fire and Rescue Service crews from Harlow and Old Harlow were called to Stortford Road in the village at around 10.30pm.

The male driver was seriously injured. Despite efforts by paramedics, he did not survive.

A passenger, a woman in her 20s, was taken to hospital with injuries which are not believed to be serious.

A spokeswoman for the ambulance service said: "We sent the Hazardous Area Response Team, an ambulance, ambulance officer and East Anglian Air Ambulance. Sadly, despite our best efforts, one person died at the scene."

A spokesman for Essex Police said: "Enquiries are ongoing to establish the circumstances around the collision. We would like to hear from anyone who has any information about the incident, particularly those with dashcam footage."

Contact the force's serious collision investigation unit by calling 101 or emailing collisionappeal@essex.pnn.police.uk. Please quote incident 1217 of January 27.

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