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Pedestrian dies after suspected 'hit and run'

Pedestrian dies after suspected 'hit and run'

Published by Sarah Yeoman at 2:43pm 25th February 2019. (Updated at 11:28pm 7th April 2019)

A man has died after a suspected 'hit and run' in Plymouth.

Police were called to reports of a crash involving a pedestrian on Budshead Road.

A 34-year-old man was rushed to hospital but sadly he could not be saved.

Officers say the driver of the car fled the scene but later handed himself in at the police station.

A 28-year-old local man was arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving and later released under investigation.

Anyone who saw what happened just before 3.30am on Sunday morning is asked to contact officers.

"Police were called at around 3.27am on Sunday 24th February following reports of a collision on Budshead Road.

"It was reported that a pedestrian had been in collision with a Kia car.

"The pedestrian, a 34-year-old man, was taken to Derriford hospital where he was later pronounced deceased. His next of kin have been informed.

"The driver fled the scene and later attended Crownhill Police Station to make himself known to officers.

"A 28-year-old man from Plymouth was arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving.

"He was later released under investigation pending further enquiries".

Devon and Cornwall Police

Anyone who witnessed the incident and anyone with information is asked to contact police on 101 quoting CR/017071/19.

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