Police have appealed for witnesses following a fatal road crash near Aveley.
Officers were called at about 3.30pm on Monday January 28 following reports that a car had left the road and collided with a tree at Romford Road.
The female driver of the Ford Fiesta died at the scene of the crash. It is believed that no other vehicles were involved.
The road has been closed and is expected to remain shut for several hours while police carry out initial investigations.
Any witnesses, or anyone with information about events leading to the crash, who have not yet spoken to police, should contact the Essex Police Serious Collision Investigation Unit on 101 or email email@example.com