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Woman arrested in connection with fatal 'hit and run' in Dorchester

The crash happened on the Grove in Dorchester on 27 December. Credit: Dorset Media

Police investigating a suspected hit and run in Dorchester have arrested a woman on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving.

Police were called to reports of a collision between a pedestrian and a car on The Grove on the evening of Wednesday 27 December.

Erika Prisacaru was taken to hospital but died from her injuries. Credit: Family

The female pedestrian – 39-year-old Erika Prisacaru from Dorchester – was taken to Dorset County Hospital, but died from her injuries. She leaves behind her six-year-old son Andrei who is now being cared for by relatives.

Erika Prisacara's six-year-old son Andrei is being looked after by his grandmother. Credit: Family

A 47-year-old local woman has been 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 is assisting officers with enquiries.

As part of ongoing enquiries, officers have arrested a woman in connection with this collision. A vehicle has also been seized.

I am renewing my appeal to anyone who saw a dark-coloured Audi A3 in either The Grove or Brewery Square at the relevant times on Wednesday 27 December to please call Dorset Police.

I would also ask for any motorists who were in these areas and have dashcam to please contact us.

– Inspector Joe Pardey, Dorset Police