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Woman Dies After Falling from Bridge on to A419

Police are investigating the death of a 19 year-old woman who fell from a road bridge on to the carriageway of the A417, near Cirencester, in the early hours of Friday August 17th.

The woman, who comes from Cirencester, had been walking along the A429 with a group of friends at around 2.30am, when she fell from the bridge crossing the A417/A419 onto the northbound carriageway.

Police believe she may have been hit by a vehicle while lying in the road.

The coroner and the woman's next of kin have been informed of her death, and a police investigation is under way. The death is being treated as unexplained at this time.

Police want to speak to anyone who may have witnessed the incident. They are particularly keen to hear from drivers of Heavy Goods Vehicles who would have been driving past Cirencester on the A417 at around 2.30am.

Anyone with information is asked to call Gloucestershire Police on 0845 090 1234, quoting incident number 58 of August 17th.

Posted : 17/08/2007 12:47:42

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