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Coventry arrest after woman knocked down and killed

Foleshill Road, Coventry Image copyright Google
Image caption West Midlands Police said the victim was hit near the community centre, close to Lidl

A man has been arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving after a woman was knocked down and killed.

The 64-year-old victim was in Foleshill Road, Coventry, near a community centre, when she was hit by a blue car just after 16:00 GMT on Friday.

West Midlands Police said she suffered very serious injuries and was pronounced dead shortly afterwards.

The arrested man, aged 49, stopped at the scene and failed a breath test.

He has since been released under investigation.

Det Sgt Paul Hughes said: "The victim is a local lady and her next of kin has been notified. Our thoughts are with them at this very sad time."

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