Young woman killed and 16-year-old girl injured in horror crash as driver is arrested

A man has been arrested after a young woman was killed and a 16-year-old girl was injured in a horrific car crash.

The alleged hit-and-run took place in daylight shortly before 4.30pm on Sunday, July 31, on the A149 Wayford Road in Stalham, Norfolk, when a silver Lexus SUV struck two pedestrians, police said.

A teenager was later confirmed dead as a result of the collision between Stepping Stone Lane and Old Market Road.

A spokesman for Norfolk Constabulary said: “Sadly, one of the pedestrians, a woman aged in her late teens, was pronounced dead at the scene,” Norfolk Live reported.

“The second pedestrian, a 16-year-old girl, was taken to the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital with a serious arm injury. She remains in hospital.”

Police said that that a silver Lexus SUV failed to stop at the scene of the collision and continued along the A149 – and then ran into a road sign near the Tesco supermarket.

The driver of the vehicle suffered minor injuries and was taken to the James Paget Hospital in Gorleston.

He was subsequently arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving and taken to Great Yarmouth Police Investigation Centre for questioning, where he remained in custody.

The A149 was closed while emergency services dealt with the incident and scene investigations were being carried out.

Officers said that they were keen to hear from any witnesses, any motorists with dashcam footage and anybody who witnessed the manner of driving of the silver Lexus SUV or observed the vehicle in the Stalham area before the collision.

They added that they were particularly keen to speak to a man and a woman in a Land Rover Discovery who were believed to have stopped at the scene immediately after the collision.

Anybody with information should contact Norfolk Police on 101 quoting incident number 360 of Sunday 31 July 2022.

They can also email the Serious Collision Investigation Unit at [email protected]