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City Road death: Lorry driver, 44, arrested on suspicion of drug driving following crash that killed pedestrian

PUBLISHED: 07:59 19 September 2017 | UPDATED: 08:36 19 September 2017

The scene of the crash in City Road. Picture: @999London

The scene of the crash in City Road. Picture: @999London

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A lorry driver was today being held on suspicion of drug driving after a collision that killed a woman in City Road yesterday.

The scene of the crash in City Road. Picture: @Nav_Singh74 The scene of the crash in City Road. Picture: @Nav_Singh74

The victim, whose name and age have not yet been released by police, was pronounced dead at the scene just after 12.20pm. She was on foot at the junction with Westland Place, near Moorfields Eye Hospital, when the crash happened.

A 44-year-old lorry driver was arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving, causing death by careless driving while under the influence of drugs and drug driving. He is now being detained at a north London police station.

Scotland Yard said the victim’s next of kin have been informed.

Detectives from the Met’s roads and transport team are appealing for witnesses. Anyone who can help is asked to call 020 8991 9555 or contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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