Woman, 74, killed after van ploughs into her in hit-and-run collision

A 74-year-old woman pedestrian has died in a hit-and-run collision with a van (Image: Manchester Evening News)

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A 74-year-old woman pedestrian has died in a hit-and-run collision with a van.

The victim was pronounced dead at the scene of the incident in Newton Heath, Manchester, which took place at about 9.15am on Saturday.

It is believed the driver of the Mercedes van involved and a passenger made off from the scene.

A 42-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving.

He currently remains in police custody.

The woman's family are being supported by specialist officers, said Greater Manchester Police.

Police at the scene in Manchester
(Image: Manchester Evening News)

Sergeant Brian Orr said: "This is a tragic incident where a woman has sadly lost her life and our thoughts remain with her family at this difficult time.

"An investigation is under way and I would ask any witnesses or anyone with information to get in touch with us.

"I'd also ask anyone with dashcam footage to get in touch by calling 0161 856 4741."

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