Pedestrian dies after collision in Yate

A WOMAN has died after being hit by a car in Yate.

Police have arrested three people in connection with the incident, which happened on Kennedy Way at around 5.40pm yesterday.

They were in police custody today.

An Avon & Somerset police spokesperson said: “Despite the efforts of officers and paramedics, a woman in her 40s was pronounced dead at the scene.

“Our thoughts are with the family during this difficult time, and they are being supported by a specially-trained family liaison officer.

“Three people have been arrested in connection with the incident and remain in police custody.

“Officers would like to speak to anyone who may have seen a blue Ford driving in the area.”

Police have called on anyone who saw the incident, the events leading up to it, or has any phone, doorbell, dashcam or CCTV footage to call 101 and quote the incident reference number 5223 073 278.