Police name victim hit by car in lay-by on A12

Police have named a man who died after being hit by a vehicle on the A12 near Dedham

We are now in a position to identify a man who died following a road traffic collision on the A12 near Colchester.

Officers were called to the collision on the northbound stretch near Dedham at around 9.45pm on Tuesday, September 26. 

A man left his vehicle, which was parked in a layby, and was then in collision with at least one vehicle on the carriageway. 

Sadly, Darius Lapotka, 55, a Polish national, died at the scene.

No-one has been arrested and the road was closed until around 3am while officers investigated. 

If you saw the incident, what led up to it, or have any dash cam footage, contact the Serious Collision Investigation Unit on 101 or email collision.appeal@essex.pnn.police.uk.

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