Gloucestershire

Forest of Dean crash-death driver bailed by police

Wood Road, Mile End, Gloucestershire Image copyright Google
Image caption Gloucestershire Police referred itself to the IPCC over the death

A driver who failed to stop for police before a crash which killed a female passenger has been been bailed.

The pair were travelling in the Forest of Dean when their car which hit a telegraph pole on Wood Road, Mile End, at about 01:00 BST on Sunday.

The 22-year-old victim was airlifted to hospital but died a short time later.

The driver, a 21-year-old from Coleford, was arrested on suspicion of drink driving and causing death by dangerous driving.

Gloucestershire Police said the car failed to stop for officers and the incident had since been referred to the Independent Police Complaints Commission "as is standard practice when someone dies following police contact".

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