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Man arrested after pedestrians killed in nighttime hit-and-run

Man arrested after pedestrians killed in nighttime hit-and-run

Sunday 06 August 2023

Man arrested after pedestrians killed in nighttime hit-and-run

Sunday 06 August 2023

A 28-year-old man has been arrested after two pedestrians were killed in a hit-and-run in Grouville, Police have confirmed.

The pair of male pedestrians – who have not been named – had been walking along Rue de Fauvic in the direction of St. Clement’s Church when they were hit by a vehicle around 21:30 on Saturday, the force said.

All Emergency Services headed to the area and the pair were taken to A&E.

Officers said that "great efforts were made to save them, but sadly they both died from their injuries late last night".

Pictured: The crash happened on Rue de Fauvic prior to the junction of Rue au Long and La Route des Cotils in Grouville around 21:30. 

The road was closed for 14 hours while a survey of the area was carried out, and did not open until 14:00 this afternoon.

Debris from a white vehicle was found on a nearby road by investigating officers.

Following an "extensive search", a white van with "substantial damage" to its front was located this morning and a 28-year-old man was arrested in St. Helier on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving, and failing to stop and report the collision.

The individual – who has not been named – remains in custody.

Officers are now appealing for witnesses or individuals with more information. In particular, they would like to hear from anyone living in the area with private CCTV or anyone who was driving in the area at that time with dash-cam footage.

Anyone who may be able to help is urged to call 01534 612612, selecting option 2 then option 4.

Anonymous reports can also be made by calling the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or by using their online form.

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Pictured: Officers in the area of the crash on Sunday morning.

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Posted by Kitty Heald on
So very sad. My heart goes out to the family.
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