90-year-old woman dies after vehicle crashes into a house in Clevedon

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A police investigation is underway after a 90-year-old woman died when a vehicle crashed into the side of a house in Clevedon.

Police say a white Ford Transit van collided with the building on Yeolands Drive at around 8.30pm last night, killing the woman inside.

A 34-year-old woman and 33-year-old man were arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving and have been released under investigation.

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Neighbouring houses were evacuated because of fears that a gas pipe was damaged.

Residents said the woman was on the phone to a member of her family when the tragedy happened.

Police say formal identification has not yet taken place but the woman's family have been informed "and are being provided with all of the necessary support".

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Inspector Frazer Davey said: “While we’re in the early stages of our investigation we know the van involved left the Crab Apple pub moments before colliding with the house.

“We have already reviewed some CCTV from the local area and as a result of this process we have identified a witness who we’d like to talk to.

“At about 8.25pm someone is seen talking to the occupants of the van outside the pub.

“I’m keen for this person to call us as soon possible as I believe they may have information which could help our inquiry."