Woman, 36, dies after hit and run near Barnsley

A 36-year-old woman has died after a hit and run in a South Yorkshire village.

A 36-year-old woman has died after being hit by a car.

The woman was walking with a man in Thurnscoe, near Barnsley, last night when she was hit by an unknown vehicle.

She suffered serious injuries and was taken to hospital, where she died.

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The vehicle did not stop at the scene, but officers have since made two arrests.

South Yorkshire Police today appealed for witnesses and anyone with information to come forward.

A spokesman said the woman was knocked down around 200 yards from the vehicle scrap yard on Barrowfield Road at around 7.30pm.

He said: “An investigation has been launched into the circumstances surrounding the collision and officers are keen to hear from any witnesses.

“A 36-year-old man and a 26-year-old woman have been arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving and are currently in police custody today.”

Contact 101 or email [email protected] and quote incident number 1110 of 24 October 2016.