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Old Milton Road hit-and-run victim named as local pensioner Jill Stevens of New Milton

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AN PEDESTRIAN who was killed in a hit-and-run collision in New Milton has been named as 75-year-old Jill Stevens.

Ms Stevens, who lived in Compton Road, was pronounced dead at the scene after the collision on Old Milton Road at around 7.20pm on 24th March.

An inquest opened at Winchester Coroners’ Court last Thursday heard a post-mortem examination established the pensioner had suffered head and chest injuries. Further findings regarding the cause of death were pending histology and toxicology.

Police are still appealing for information about the fatal crash
Police are still appealing for information about the fatal crash

A full hearing is due to be held at the same court on 7th October.

As reported in the A&T, police arrested a 25-year-old local man on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving, causing death by due care while over the prescribed limit, and causing death by driving a vehicle while unlicensed or uninsured.

He was also held under suspicion of theft of a motor vehicle, failing to stop after a road accident and driving a vehicle while over the alcohol limit, and later released under investigation.

The incident prompted New Milton town councillor Alvin Reid to call for more speed indicator devices to crack down on those flouting the 30mph limit.

This request is due to be discussed by the council’s amenities committee at its meeting tomorrow (Tuesday) night.

Those with information about the collision, particularly with dash cam footage, should contact Hampshire police on 101, quoting incident reference number 44220117365.

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