A CYCLIST was killed last night when he was hit by a car.
The 38-year-old died after a silver Ford Puma crashed into him on the A114 Ongar Road near the Passingford Bridge roundabout in Stapleford Tawney at about 7.10pm.
A police spokesman said the driver of the car lost control of their vehicle, smashed into the cyclist and then hit some trees before ending up in a ditch.
A 20-year-old woman from Brentwood and a 21-year-old man from Loughton have been arrested on suspicion of dangerous driving and remain in custody.
A man has been accused of causing the death of a cyclist by dangerous driving while drunk in West Lothian.
Andrezej Stankiewicz, 42, is alleged to have hit the 37-year-old man in West Lothian. The incident happened in Stirling Road, Kirkliston, at 1400 BST on Saturday.
Mr Stankiewicz appeared on petition at Edinburgh Sheriff Court charged with causing death by dangerous driving and driving while over the legal alcohol limit.