Devon and Cornwall Alert Fatal Collision Torquay – 983 11 January 2019


Police are appealing for witnesses following a fatal collision in Torquay.

Police were called at 11.15pm on Friday 11 January following reports of a collision involved a van and a pedestrian on Torbay Road, near the Princess Theatre.

The pedestrian, a 30-year-old woman, sustained life-threatening injuries and was taken to Torbay District Hospital where she was later pronounced deceased. Her next of kin have been informed but formal identification is yet to take place.

The van fled the scene and was located a short time later in Paignton by officers.

A 52-year-old man from Paignton was arrested in relation to the incident and taken into police custody. He has since been released under investigation pending further enquiries.

Enquiries are ongoing at this time.

Investigating officers are appealing for witnesses and anyone with information to contact police on 101 quoting log number 983 of 11/1/19.

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