Woman arrested following fatal hit and run in Torquay

(Last Updated On: May 2, 2022)

A woman has been arrested in connection with a fatal collision in Torquay which happened at the weekend.

Emergency services were alerted to a collision between a car and pedestrian on Barton Hill Road just after midnight on Sunday 1 May. The vehicle involved left the scene.

A spokesperson for Devon and Cornwall Police said: “The pedestrian, a man in his 40s, received life-threatening injuries and died in hospital a short time later. His next of kin have been notified and are receiving support from specially trained officers.

“A woman, in her 20s and from Torquay, has been arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving and causing death by careless driving whilst under the influence of drink or drugs. She remains in police custody.”

Anyone with any information about the incident is asked to email 101@dc.police.uk or telephone 101, quoting crime reference CR/037039/22.

Alternatively, independent charity Crimestoppers can be contacted anonymously online at https://crowd.in/LvLqWU or by calling freephone 0800 555111.

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