A 72-year-old woman has died from injuries sustained after being hit by a car in Cwmbran on Friday evening, police have confirmed.
The woman was hit by a car at the pedestrian crossing on Llywelyn Road shortly before 7pm, and was then taken to the University Hospital of Wales where she later died.
A 27-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of dangerous driving following the incident and he currently remains in police custody.
The family of the pedestrian who died is currently being supported by specially trained officers, and Gwent Police is now appealing for any potential witnesses to the fatal collision to come forward.
A spokesperson for Gwent Police said: “The collision, involving a pedestrian and a silver VW Golf, took place at the pedestrian crossing on Llywelyn Road near to the junction of Woodside Road shortly before 7pm, Friday November 27.”
They added: “A 27-year-old man from Cwmbran was arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving and remains in police custody.
“We are appealing for anyone who may have witnessed the collision, who has not yet spoken with officers, to get in contact.
“Any motorists who may have any dash-cam footage of Llywelyn Road near to the junction with Woodside Road at the time of the collision is also asked to contact us.
“We would also appeal to businesses along Llywelyn Road to please check their CCTV at the time of the collision.
“Anybody with any information can contact us on 101, quoting reference number 2000432427. You can also contact us via direct message on Facebook or Twitter.
“Alternatively, you can call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.”