University student Charlotte Staplehurst from Eastbourne killed in Fatal Kingston Collision

Officers investigating a fatal road traffic collision in Kingston are appealing for witnesses to come forward and have named the victim.

Police were called at 11.24pm by LAS on Monday, 13 August to reports of a collision on Coombe Road, New Malden.

Officers and London Ambulance Service [LAS] attended.

A 21-year-old female pedestrian had been in collision with a vehicle.

Despite the efforts of medics, the injured woman was pronounced dead at the scene at 00:16hrs.

The deceased has now been formally identified as 21-year-old university student Charlotte Staplehurst from Eastbourne.

Her next-of-kin have been informed.

The 27-year-old driver of the vehicle was arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving.

He was taken to a south London police station for questioning and has since been released under investigation.

Officers from the Met’s Serious Collision Investigation Unit [SCIU] are appealing for any witnesses or anyone with dash cam footage to contact their incident room on 0208 543 5157 or call 101 quoting CAD 8304/13AUG.

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