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Woman, 20, Dies After Being Hit By A Taxi In Portsmouth

A man has been arrested.

13/05/2017 16:03

A 20-year-old woman has died after she was hit by a taxi in the early hours on Saturday morning.

A 37-year-old man from Portsmouth has been arrested on suspicion of causing death by driving without due care and attention.

The pedestrian died after being involved in the collision with a silver Skoda Octavia taxi in Lake Road, Portsmouth, Hampshire, at 12.30am.

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A 20-year-old woman was killed after being hit by a taxi.

A Hampshire police spokeswoman said he had been released from custody but remained under investigation.

She said: “A collision occurred between a pedestrian and a silver Skoda Octavia taxi on Lake Road.

The pedestrian, a 20-year-old woman from Fareham, suffered fatal injuries and was pronounced dead at the scene.

“Her next of kin have been informed and are being supported by specialist officers. Formal identification procedures are ongoing at this time.”

Inspector Darren Ord said: “I am appealing for anyone who witnessed the incident or saw the pedestrian or the vehicle prior to the collision to come forward and speak to us.”

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