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60 year old man arrested on suspicion of perverting the course of justice after fatal crash

A man has has been arrested in connection with the death of a woman killed in a suspected hit-and-run in Dorset.

Erika Prisacaru, 39, was struck by a car as she walked on The Grove in Dorchester, shortly before 8pm on 27 December.

Erika and six-year-old Andrei Credit: Dorset Police

Dorset Police said a 60-year-old man had been detained on suspicion of perverting the course of justice.

A 47-year-old local woman arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving, failing to stop at the scene of a collision and perverting the course of justice and has been released under investigation while enquiries continue. A vehicle was also seized.

Erika was walking on The Grove when she was fatally hit Credit: Dorset Police

Erika Prisacaru from Dorchester – was taken to Dorset County Hospital, but she sadly died from her injuries.

She leaves behind her six-year-old son Andrei who is now being cared for by relatives.

Erika’s distraught family continues to be supported by specially-trained officers.

“I am still keen to hear from any witnesses and would urge anyone who saw a dark-coloured convertible Audi A3 in either The Grove or Brewery Square at the relevant times on Wednesday 27 December and has not yet spoken to officers to please call Dorset Police.”

– Insp Joe Pardey, Dorset Police