A woman has died in a fatal crash in Dagenham this morning, police have confirmed.

Rainham Road South has been closed since the incident earlier today (January 26), after police were called to the scene of a crash involving a pedestrian and a car. 

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A spokesperson for the Met Police said: "Police were called at 08:26hrs on Friday 26 January to reports of a woman, believed aged in her 60s, who had suffered injuries after being struck by a vehicle in Leys Avenue, Dagenham.

Barking and Dagenham Post: Forensics are on Rainham Road SouthForensics are on Rainham Road South (Image: Iain Fixter)

"Officers attended and the woman was pronounced dead at the scene."

Her next of kin have been informed of her death. 

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Road closures remain in place in Rainham Road South and a crime scene is in place in Leys Avenue. 

The spokesperson said: "Our thoughts are with the family at this sad time.

"We are aware of several rumours circulating on social media as to the nature of this incident – this is being treated as a fatal road traffic collision."

Anyone with information that could assist police is asked to call 101 or ‘X’ @MetCC and quote CAD1452/26Jan.

People can also provide information anonymously to the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

The London Ambulance Service has been contacted for comment.