Fatal crash woman named

The scene of the accident in Leyland town centre
The scene of the accident in Leyland town centre
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A Leyland woman who was killed after she was hit by a car that mounted a pavement has been named by police.

Julie Dean, 53, was knocked down as she stepped from a charity shop in the town on Monday afternoon.

Emergency services including firefighters, police, paramedics and the air ambulance raced to the scene on Sumner Street, but Ms Dean was pronounced dead.

The incident took place at about 1pm, when a gold Nissan Qashqai mounted the pavement and collided with her as she stepped from the St Catherine’s shop doorway.

The driver of the vehicle, a 79-year-old woman, was unharmed.

The road remained closed for several hours on Monday afternoon and police launched an investigation into the circumstances.

PC James Power from the road policing unit said: “An investigation is underway but I would appeal to anybody that witnessed this collision or with any information that could assist with our investigation to contact police on 101.”

Click here to read eyewitness accounts of the incident.