Hit-and-run kills woman

The Sunday Post (Newcastle) - - NEWS -

An el­derly woman has died in a hit-and-run crash af­ter a stolen car re­fused to stop for po­lice mo­ments ear­lier.

Of­fi­cers launched a manhunt for the driver of the stolen black Mercedes AMG es­tate who fled the scene of the col­li­sion on the A24 in Hor­sham, West Sus­sex, on Fri­day.

A 70-year-old pen­sioner was driv­ing a Ford Fi­esta when she was hit by the car, Sus­sex Po­lice said. She died at the scene. Her friend and pas­sen­ger, a 70-year-old Hor­sham woman, was left with mi­nor in­juries.

Of­fi­cers searched the area with dogs and a he­li­copter but to no avail.

Of­fi­cers be­lieve the stolen Mercedes was taken dur­ing a bur­glary in nearby town Gor­ing-by-Sea.

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