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Man released under investigation after fatal crash

Man released under investigation after fatal crash

Published by Sarah Yeoman at 8:30am 8th October 2019. (Updated at 12:16pm 8th October 2019)

A man has been released under investigation after a fatal crash in Launceston.

A pedestrian died after a collision involving a car on St Thomas Road on Monday lunchtime.

Police and paramedics rushed to the scene but sadly the woman in her 60s could not be saved.

The driver was cut free and checked over by the ambulance service.

A 20-year-old local man was arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving. He has since been released.

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.

"Police were called at 12pm on Monday 7th October 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 was arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving. He has since been 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 log 280 of Monday 7th October.

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