Cllr David Finch, Leader of Essex County Council, said: “It is a tragedy when any child loses their life in a road traffic accident. Our thoughts are with the child’s family at this very difficult time.
“We are currently working with Essex Police to investigate the incident, which will take some time to complete. In the meantime, we are urgently reviewing the safety measures along this particular stretch of the A127.
“Earlier today our engineers visited the site to consider all the available options for improving safety along this stretch of dual carriageway.
“Over the coming days we will look to engage with the local community and listen to the concerns raised following this tragic incident.”