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Appeal following fatal collision in Croydon

News   •   Feb 04, 2017 02:30 GMT

Detectives are appealing for information and witnesses following a fatal collision in Croydon.

Police were called at 17:44hrs on Friday, 3 February to reports of a van in collision with a pedestrian at King Henry's Drive junction with Calley Down Crescent, New Addington.

Officers and London Ambulance Service attended and found the pedestrian, a 66-year-old man injured.

The emergency services administered first aid but he was pronounced dead at the scene. 

Next of kin have been informed. We await formal identification.

A post-mortem examination will be held in due course.

The van did not stop at the scene, however the driver, a 34-year-old man later handed himself in at a south London police station.

The driver was arrested on suspicion of failing to stop at the scene of an accident and causing death by dangerous driving. He remains in custody.

Detectives from the Serious Collision Investigation Unit are investigating.

Anyone who witnessed the collision or has any information is asked to contact the Serious Collision Investigation Unit on 0208 285 1574, call 101 or contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800-555-111