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Woman dies after being hit by a lorry

A woman has died after being hit by a lorry on the A50 in Longton, Stoke-on-Trent, at around 3.20am this morning.

Unfortunately, nothing could be done to save the female pedestrian and she was confirmed dead at the scene.

The lorry driver was checked over at the scene by ambulance crews for the effects of shock but did not require further treatment.

– West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman