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Malmesbury man arrested in connection with fatal crash
A Malmesbury man has been arrested in connection with a car crash in Gloucestershire in which a pedestrian died.
The 24-year-old victim was walking along a road near South Cerney at around 12.30am on Sunday when he was struck by a car and suffered fatal injuries.
Police said a BMW, believed to have struck the local man, collided with a tree a short distance away. The occupants of the vehicle were taken to hospital in Swindon before being discharged later.
Police said a man suspected of driving the BMW was arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving. The 50-year-old man from Malmesbury has been bailed to return to the police station on October 2.
Detective Inspector Ruth Mather said: "Since yesterday morning we have been carrying out a number of inquiries and have spoken to several witnesses and drivers that were in the area around the time of the incident.
"Having reviewed the information we have gathered so far, we are keeping an open mind as to whether this man was struck by one or two vehicles.
"We are still exploring the possibility of whether a second vehicle was involved and failed to stop. We are continuing to gather information and are carrying out forensic tests to help establish the exact sequence of events that lead to this tragic incident."
Gloucestershire Police are also appealing for any witnesses to come forward.