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Fatal collison, Exeter

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Woman named

Police have named the woman who died following a collision involving a car and a pedestrian at around 9.20pm on Saturday 15 December to Alphington Road, Exeter. 

The incident took place underneath the railway bridge.

Emily Brewster, aged 19, suffered life threatening injuries and was taken to RD&E for treatment. She was later transferred to Derriford hospital, Plymouth, where she died on 19 December as a result of her injuries.

The driver of the car fled the scene and was located a short time later following searches by the dog unit. 

A 26-year-old man from Exeter was arrested on suspicion of driving whilst unfit through drugs, driving a motor vehicle dangerously and being the driver of a vehicle which failed to stop after a road accident. He has since been released on police bail until 13 January 2019.

Emily’s family have paid the following tribute: “‘Emily Brewster 19 was a much loved daughter, sister and granddaughter. Emily will be greatly missed by all of her family, friends and anyone who had the pleasure to meet her. 

“A very caring and helpful person who put others before herself. Our lives will never be the same again. A member of our family left the house and never returned. Emily will never be forgotten and will always be in our hearts.”

Anyone who witnessed the incident any anyone with information is asked to contact police on 101 quoting crime reference CR/115873/18.

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