Oxford: Man Arrested Over Pedestrian's Death On A40

A man's been arrested on suspicion of manslaughter after a woman was killed crossing a road in Oxford.

At approximately 11.46pm on Friday, 1 May, a woman, aged 29, who was a pedestrian, was involved in a collision with a grey Toyota Avensis as she crossed the carriageway of the A40 between Barton roundabout and Cutteslowe roundabout.

It is believed she may have got out of a stationary vehicle, a silver Mercedes,  further along the carriagewayshortly before entering the carriageway where she was then struck by the Toyota Avensis.

The woman was declared deceased at the scene. The driver of the Toyota, a 39-year-old man from Oxford, was uninjured.

A 38-year-old man from Chipping Norton, was arrested on Thursday (7/5) on suspicion of manslaughter and is currently on police bail until 29 May.

Senior Investigating Officer Det Ch Insp Simon Steel, from Thames Valley Police’s Major Crime unit, said: “We are very keen to hear from anyone who may have seen the occupants of a silver Mercedes in the area just before the collision.

“It is believed that the victim, a young woman of 29, left the silver Mercedes and was walking along the verge of the road before getting onto the carriageway and so anyone with any information about this incident is asked to contact us as a matter of urgency on 101.”

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