Man arrested after woman dies in hit-and-run incident


A man has been arrested after a woman died in a hit-and-run incident in Somerset.

Avon and Somerset Police were called to Burnham Road in Highbridge at about 2.20am on Saturday.

"A woman believed to be in her 30s was fatally injured after she was in a collision with a car which failed to stop," a force spokesman said.

"Shortly afterwards the driver was arrested and he remains in custody.

"We're keen to hear from anyone who was in the area around the time of the incident who may have information to help our inquiries."

Anyone with information is asked to call the force on 101, quoting reference 5218014348.