A YOUNG woman was today run over and killed in a small Somerset village.
A 19-year-old man has been arrested following the fatal collision near Peasedown St John early this morning.
Police and paramedics rushed to the scene on the A367 at Clandown shortly after 6am.
Despite their efforts, the woman, in her 20s, was pronounced dead at the scene.
Her family have been informed and are being supported by specially trained officers while the teen remains in police custody.
A spokesperson for Avon and Somerset Police said: "The road is currently closed and is expected to be for some time while collision investigators examine the scene. Motorists are advised to find an alternative route.
"Anyone who witnessed what happened, or was in the area at the time and may have dashcam footage that could assist our enquiries, is asked to call 101 and give reference number 5221073766."
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