Two killed in head-on crash on Essex road are named for the first time

The victims from a serious head-on crash on a road near Writtle last month have been named for the first time. The inquest into the deaths of Taylor Knox, and Charlie Arrowsmith, both 29, was formally opened today (Thursday, April 20) at Essex Coroner’s Court at Seax House in Chelmsford.

The court heard that Taylor and Charlie were driving on the A414 Ongar Road towards Writtle on March 25, when they collided head on with another car travelling in the other direction. Police and paramedics rushed to the crash, but they both sadly died at the scene.

Charlie was the driver and Taylor the passenger in the car, the court heard. The provisional cause of death for Charlie was given to be multiple traumatic injuries, while for Taylor it was given as “road traffic collision”.

The A414 was closed overnight as a result of the crash, with Essex Police saying: “We’re on the scene of a serious collision on the A414 close to Chelmsford and near to the junction with Cooksmill Green.

“All emergency services are at the scene and a full road closure is in place. The road will be closed for some time.”


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