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19 April 2018, 12:10 | Updated: 19 April 2018, 12:13
A woman's been killed after a car crashed into a house in Clevedon
Police have arrested a man and a woman.
Here's the latest statement from Avon and Somerset Police:
We're continuing to investigate last nightrs fatal collision on Yeolands Drive in Clevedon.
A white Ford Transit van collided with a house causing substantial damage shortly before 8.30pm.
Tragically, a 90-year-old woman who was inside the property at the time died as a result of the incident. The woman's family have been informed and are being supported by specially trained officers.
Formal identification has not yet taken place.
A 34-year-old woman and 33-year-old man have been arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving and remain in police custody.
Inspector Frazer Davey said: ''This was a terribly sad incident and our thoughts are with the woman's family at this difficult time.
''While we're in the early stages of our investigation we know the van involved, registration WR65 LNC, 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.
''We're also keen to speak to anyone who may have seen the van in the moments before the collision.
''The van is quite distinctive as it is white with a black bonnet and two white stripes. It also has ladders on the roof.
''Insp Davey added: 'I'd also like to thank all the residents in neighbouring properties who were asked to leave their homes last night for their co-operation and support.
''A gas pipe was damaged in the collision and we had to make sure it was made safe before allowing people back in their homes.
''Being asked to leave your home late at night is clearly disruptive and I greatly appreciate their patience and understanding.
If you can help, please call 101 and provide the call handler with the reference 5218083336.