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Victim named after fatal M20 collision between Ashford and Folkestone

A woman found dead on the M20 has been named as 20-year-old Elle-Mae Wood - and police have revealed the driver who hit her may not have even realised.

Officers were called in the early hours of Sunday, June 14 to reports of the body of a pedestrian lying in the road at Junction 10a, near Ashford.

A young woman killed on the M20 has been named. Picture: UKNiP
A young woman killed on the M20 has been named. Picture: UKNiP

Miss Wood was from the Ashford area.

The Serious Collision Investigation Unit are still investigating the incident, which occurred on the coastbound carriageway at around 3.10am.

Officers are asking any drivers who had travelled on the motorway at that time to check their vehicles for signs of a collision.

They are also appealing for anyone who has dashcam footage or those who may have witnessed the incident to come forward.

Investigating officer Sergeant Peter Greaves said: "We are still investigating this collision and are trying to establish the circumstances that led up to it.

Investigation work was carried out on the motorway after the collision. Picture: UKNiP
Investigation work was carried out on the motorway after the collision. Picture: UKNiP

"At the time of impact the driver may have been completely unaware that they had, in fact, collided with a person.

"I am asking anyone who may have been using the M20 in the early hours of Sunday, June 14 to check their vehicle for signs of a collision and to contact us if they think they may have been involved.

"It is important we are able to piece together the circumstances of how this young woman came to be fatally injured."

Any witnesses are being urged to call 01622 798538 or email sciu.td@kent.pnn.police.uk quoting reference MM/JW/51/20.

Alternatively contact Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or by using the anonymous online form at crimestoppers-uk.org

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