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Road closed after hit and run crash in New Road, Chatham


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Officers are still at the scene of a suspected hit and run which happened last night.

New Road in Chatham is currently closed to traffic near the junction with Otway Terrace, while officers continue to investigate

Police at the scene of a crash in New Road, Chatham. Image: UKNiP
Police at the scene of a crash in New Road, Chatham. Image: UKNiP

This morning investigators could be seen taking pictures of the scene and examining the crash site.

Plastic sheeting covered up sections of the road, which was also littered with debris.

Police markers and a pair of trainers could also be seen in the road.

Police at the scene of a crash in New Road, Chatham. Images: UKNiP
Police at the scene of a crash in New Road, Chatham. Images: UKNiP
Police at the scene of a crash in New Road, Chatham. Images: UKNiP
Police at the scene of a crash in New Road, Chatham. Images: UKNiP

Drivers have been advised to use alternative routes.

Police have since confirmed the pedestrian died at the scene.

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