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Hit and run Ottery St Mary

Police were called to Cadhay Lane in Ottery St Mary at around 11.30am on Thursday 19 January after pedestrians found a woman injured in the road.

Emergency services attended and a local road closure was put in place.

A local woman in her 60’s was conveyed to Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital where she later sadly died; her next of kin have been made aware.

It is believed that the woman was struck by a vehicle which subsequently left the scene without stopping, therefore this incident is currently being treated as a suspected hit-and-run collision.

The road was closed for around ten hours whilst scene investigation work took place.

Police have arrested a 23-year-old local man on suspicion of causing death by careless driving, failing to stop and failing to report a collision; he has since been released on bail until 20 April.

Police continue to investigate the circumstance surrounding this death and are appealing for witnesses.

If you have any information or footage that could help with enquiries, please contact police via our website here or by contacting 101 quoting log 0282 19 January.

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