Chadwell Heath cyclist killed in crash

The A127 in Wickford. Picture: Google Maps

The A127 in Wickford. Picture: Google Maps - Credit: Google Maps

A cyclist from Chadwell Heath has been killed in a crash on the A127 in Essex.

Police were called to reports of a crash involving a cyclist and a van on the Southend-bound carriageway of the Arterial Road, Wickford, shortly before 8am yesterday (Sunday).

The cyclist, a man aged 30, was pronounced dead at the scene.

The driver of the van, a 42-year-old man from Tonbridge, Kent, was arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving.

Police are appealing for witnesses or anyone who captured dashcam footage to come forward.

They should contact the serious collision investigation unit on 01245 240590 or email