Police are investigating after a fatal collision in Great Wakering this evening, Wednesday July 15.
Officers were initially to reports of a collision between a grey Mercedes and a white Yamaha motorbike on Southend Road, near to the junction of Barling Road, at 6.20pm.
The motorcyclist, a local man in his 50s, was pronounced dead at the scene.
No arrests have been made and the driver of the Mercedes is assisting with enquiries.
Drivers are asked to avoid the area as the road will remain closed until the early hours of tomorrow, Thursday July 16.
Anyone with information about the collision, or who may have dash cam footage of either vehicle before the incident, is urged to submit information to the Serious Collision Investigation Unit through the Essex Police website or by calling 101. The incident number to quote is 1040 of 15 July.
Police are particularly keen to speak to the driver of a silver car, believed to be a Vauxhall Corsa or Astra, who was driving in front of the Mercedes shortly before the collision.
This driver could be a key witness, so he or she is being urged to get in touch.
If you have information but would prefer to remain anonymous you can call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.