Two dead and three injured following head-on crash

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A teenager is in a critical condition after a collision near Braintree left two dead and three injured.

The accident took place in Gosfield Road on Sunday at about 5pm.

A man in his 20s from Gosfield was driving a blue Volkswagen Polo when it collided with a blue Ford Fiesta.

James Simmons, 18, from Hillside Gardens, Braintree, who was a rear seat passenger in the Polo, died, as did the driver of the Fiesta, David Bradley, 30, of Beckers Green Road, Braintree.

The Gosfield man is still receiving treatment in Addenbrooke’s Hospital in Cambridge. Two other passengers were also hurt.

Inspector Scott Egerton, of the serious collision investigation unit at Suffolk Police, said: “At the time of the collision, the Fiesta was on the wrong side of the road.

“We are investigating why this is and are aware of a number of driving incidents prior to the collision which involved the Fiesta between the Galleys Corner area and High Garrett.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact the investigation team on 101