Woman pedestrian dies in Launceston road crash

Launceston crash scene
Image caption The car driver was cut free by firefighters

A woman has died in a road crash which saw a car collide with a lamp-post.

Police said they were called to St Thomas Road, in Launceston, Cornwall, at about 12:00 BST on Monday.

The female pedestrian, in her 60s and from the town, was treated at the scene but confirmed dead, police said.

The driver of the car was cut free from his vehicle by firefighters. A 20-year-old man from the area has been arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving.

The woman's family had been informed, Devon and Cornwall Police said.

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