A MAN who died after he was hit by a car in a layby has been named.

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

A man left his car, which was parked in a layby, and was then hit by 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.

Contact 101 or email collision.appeal@essex.pnn.police.uk with any information.