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Man, 73, arrested after fatal collision A34 in Oxford

The collision happened in the early hours of the morning Photo:

A 36-year-old man from Hungerford in Berkshire has died after a collision on the A34 in Botley, on the outskirts of Oxford.

Thames Valley Police said the incident happened at around 2.15am. A silver saloon car travelling southwards on the A34, about half a mile before the Botley Interchange, collided with a man who was walking in the carriageway.

The 36-year-old pedestrian died at the scene. His next of kin have been informed, and are being supported by specially trained police officers.

A 73-year-old man from Faringdon in Oxfordshire has been arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving, driving whilst unfit through drink and failing to stop after a road accident.

Thames Valley Police are asking anyone who has information to get in touch by calling the telephone number 101, quoting URN 146 (16/12).

“I am appealing for anybody who believes they saw the pedestrian on the carriageway, or witnessed the collision, to contact the 24-hour non-emergency number.

“Likewise, should anybody have any dash-cam footage of the collision, or who may have witnessed the manner of driving of the vehicle, please contact us.

“Sadly, a man suffered fatal injuries as a result of this collision, and our thoughts remain with his family at this time.”

– Inspector Scott Long, Joint Operations Unit for Roads Policing, Bicester