Witness appeal after van crashes into house killing 90-year-old woman
PUBLISHED: 12:25 19 April 2018 | UPDATED: 12:32 19 April 2018
A man and a woman have been arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving after a 90-year-old woman was killed when a car hit her house in Clevedon.
A white Ford Transit van collided with a house in Yeolands Drive just before 8.30pm last night (Wednesday) killing a woman who was inside the house at the time.
A 34-year-old woman and a 33-year-old man have been arrested and remain in police custody.
The van was caught on CCTV footage outside the Crab Apple pub just before the incident and police are keen to speak to a witness who was seen talking to the occupants.
Inspector Frazer Davey, from Avon and Somerset police, said: “This was a terribly sad incident and our thoughts are with the woman’s family at this difficult time.
“While we’re in the early stages of our investigation we know the van involved, registration WR65 LNC, left the Crab Apple pub moments before colliding with the house.
“We have already reviewed some CCTV from the local area and as a result of this process we have identified a witness who we’d like to talk to.
“At about 8.25pm someone is seen talking to the occupants of the van outside the pub.
“I’m keen for this person to call us as soon possible as I believe they may have information which could help our inquiry.
“We’re also keen to speak to anyone who may have seen the van in the moments before the collision.
“The van is quite distinctive as it is white with a black bonnet and two white stripes. It also has ladders on the roof.”
Insp Davey added: “I’d also like to thank all the residents in neighbouring properties who were asked to leave their homes last night for their co-operation and support.
“A gas pipe was damaged in the collision and we had to make sure it was made safe before allowing people back in their homes.
“Being asked to leave your home late at night is clearly disruptive and I greatly appreciate their patience and understanding.”
Anyone who can help police with their inquiries is asked to call 101 and quote the reference 5218083336.