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Man 'tending to his car' killed in A46 Beckford crash.

A46 near Beckford, Worcestershire Image copyright Google
Image caption The crash has led to road closures, including at the island for the B4077

A man who was "tending to his car" died when he was hit by another vehicle, say police.

Officers were called to a collision on the A46 Cheltenham Road near Beckford, Worcestershire, at 06:45 BST.

"Sadly the pedestrian, a man in his 50s, was pronounced deceased at the scene. His next of kin has been informed," a police spokesperson said.

A 23-year-old woman was arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving and is in custody.

The fatal crash has led to road closures at the island for the A46/B4077 and by Long Carrant camping site, West Mercia Police said, advising motorists to seek alternative routes.

Anyone who witnessed the collision which involved a silver Vauxhall Vectra was urged to call the force on 101.

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