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Woman dies and man fighting for life after being hit by van as suspect arrested

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The horrific smash took place yesterday evening in Caerphilly, Wales, and left a 67-year-old woman dead, and a 58-year-old man fighting for his life in hospital

Nantgarw Road, where the incident took place yesterday evening

A woman has died and a man has been left fighting for his life after being hit by a van.

The vehicle smashed into the two pedestrians in Caerphilly, Wales, around 7.50pm yesterday evening.

A 67-year-old woman tragically died and a 58-year-old man remains in critical condition in hospital.

A 48-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of four offences that include death by dangerous driving and driving under the influence of drugs and alcohol. He remains in police custody this evening.

In a statement, Gwent Police said: "We're appealing for information to a fatal road traffic collision in Caerphilly.

The driver was arrested on four charges including driving under the influence of drugs and alcohol (stock image) (

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"It happened on Nantgarw Road at about 7.50pm, on Friday 17 March, and involved a van and two pedestrians.

"One pedestrian, a 67-year-old woman from the Caerphilly area, has died and we have specialist officers supporting her family.

"A second pedestrian, a 58-year-old man from the Caerphilly area, remains in a critical condition in hospital.

"A 48-year-old man, from the Caerphilly area, has been arrested on suspicion of four offences: death by dangerous driving, causing serious Injury by dangerous driving, driving whilst under the influence of alcohol, and driving whilst under the influence of drugs.

"He remains in police custody being questioned. "

If you were in the area at the time, have dashcam footage or any information that could help please call 101, quoting 2300086726, or you can call direct message on Facebook or Twitter.

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