Woman Mowed Down by Taxi in Fatal Collision in Portsmouth

Officers investigating a fatal road collision in Portsmouth are appealing for witnesses.

At around 12.30am on Saturday 13 May 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.”

A 37-year-old man from Portsmouth was arrested on suspicion of causing death by driving without due care and attention. He has been released from custody but remains under investigation.

If you have any information relating to this case, please call 101 quoting reference ‘44170178909’, or contact Crimestoppers anonymously

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