Date: 1 Apr 2018
Andrew Cheffins was run over in Braintree Road in Halstead.
He had been lying in Braintree Road near a building site at the time when a car hit him.
The police were called about at 2.30am, after receiving reports that a car had hit a person in the road and Andrew Cheffins was later pronounced dead at the scene.
He police said that they were trying to determine where Andrew Cheffins had been before he ended up in the road and appealed for the drivers of four other cars to come forward.
They said that three cars had been seen driving away from Halstead via Mount Hill on the A131 in the early hours of 1 April 2018. It was said that their route would have taken them passed a care home near to the place where Andrew Cheffins died.
Additionally they said they were trying to trace the driver of a silver people carrier that was seen to overtake a Volkswagen on the same road at about 2.30am.
The police later examined a white Volkswagen.
Andrew Cheffins had worked at Tes2000 in Colchester.