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Driver arrested after young woman dies on A36 at Plaitford near Romsey
10:21am Thursday 26th September 2013 in News
A driver has been arrested after a young woman was killed in a road crash in Hampshire.
The 45-year-old was held by police after the woman pedestrian, in her 20s, died on the A36 at Plaitford.
The driver of the silver VW Golf involved in the crash was arrested on suspicion of causing death by driving without due care and attention.
The man, from Portsmouth, was bailed until October 31.
Meanwhile police are investigating whether a young woman hit by a car and killed had been standing in the middle of the road.
On the night of the accident she had been in a pub and witnesses have described seeing the woman in the middle of the southbound carriageway.
The woman, who has not yet been named by police, died at the scene of the accident on Tuesday night at 11.15pm.
Last night tributes and flowers had been left at the scene, with one card reading: “You were the love of my life.
You will be badly missed. Gone but never forgotten. I love you so much babe.”
Another read: “Can’t believe you are gone. You will always be in our hearts.
You will be missed so much.”
Following the incident the road was closed for several hours overnight while investigations into the crash continued. It was reopened at about 6am yesterday.
Hampshire police have today renewed their appeal for witnesses or anyone with information.
Greene King brewery, which owns the Red Rover pub several hundred yards from the scene of the tragedy, has confirmed the woman was in the pub shortly before her death.
One resident has described the moment she realised the young lady had been hit outside her house.
Gabrielle Russell, of Wisteria Cottage, in Plaitford, said: “It's so sad.
I was watching TV. I heard a thud but thought nothing of it.
“The next minute there was an ambulance and blue lights.
“There was a man sitting there and he was very shaken up.
“The police were walking along with torches and have been here to see if we knew anything.”
Mrs Russell and her daughter heard witnesses say that the girl had been standing on the road.
She continued: “There were four cars stopped nearby. My husband was at work and he came back at 11.45pm and there were a few cars allowed through and he managed to get home.”
Officers spoke to a number of motorists at the scene of the accident but have appealed for any witnesses to contact the roads policing unit at Whitchurch on 101 quoting Operation Sub Division.
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