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Armley: Woman killed after being hit by a van

A 69-year-old woman has died after being hit by a van in Armley.

Police are appealing for witnesses to the incident yesterday morning, in which a pedestrian died.

At 10.14am on Thursday (13 August) police were called to the incident on Back Athlone Grove, Armley, where a Ford Transit van had been involved in a collision with the woman.

She was taken to hospital by ambulance but was pronounced dead a short time later.

The driver of the van, a man in his fifties, was arrested on suspicion of causing death by driving without due care and attention. He was later released under investigation.

Anyone who witnessed the collision or the circumstances leading up to it is asked to contact West Yorkshire Police Major Collision Enquiry Team via 101 quoting Operation Pestlebank or online via www.westyorkshire.police.uk/101livechat.

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