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Pedestrian dies following Launceston crash

Pedestrian dies following Launceston crash

Published by the Pirate FM News Team at 3:25pm 7th October 2019. (Updated at 5:46am 8th October 2019)

A 60-year-old pedestrian has died following a crash in Launceston.

Devon and Cornwall Police were called to St Thomas Road following reports of a collision involving a car and a pedestrian.

The car then collided with a lamppost on Monday afternoon.

A 60-year-old woman was treated at the scene but sadly she could not be saved. Her family has been told.

The driver of the car was cut free and treated at the scene.

A 20-year-old man from the town has been arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving. He remains in police custody.

"Police were called at 12pm today to St Thomas Road, Launceston, following reports of a collision involving a car and a pedestrian.

"Emergency services attended the scene where it was reported that following the collision with a pedestrian, the car collided with a lamppost, where it came to rest.

"The pedestrian, a woman in hers 60s from Launceston was treated at the scene but sadly confirmed deceased a short time later. Her family have been informed.

"The driver of the car was extracted by the Fire service and checked over by the Paramedics at the scene.

"A 20-year-old man from Launceston has been arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving. He remains in police custody."

Devon and Cornwall Police

Investigating officers are appealing for anyone with any information and anyone who was in the area and may have dash-cam footage to please contact police.

Anyone who witnessed the incident and anyone with information is asked to contact police on 101 quoting log 280 of Monday 7th October.

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