A MAN has died after a pedestrian was hit by a car on a village road.

Police were called to Lodge Road in Woodham Mortimer at 2.55pm today, May 26.

It followed reports a pedestrian had been hit by a blue Suzuki Jimny.

The 76-year-old man, from Maldon, died in hospital.

The driver, a 42-year-woman from Brentwood, continues to assist Essex Police with their enquiries.

The road continues to remain closed while officers carry out their enquiries.

Anyone with information or dash cam footage is asked to call the Serious Collision Investigations Unit on 101 quoting incident 730 of 26/05.

You can also report information online by visiting www.essex.police.uk or you can call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.