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.
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.
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.