Motorist dies in three-vehicle crash near Canterbury

A motorist has died in a collision involving three vehicles in east Kent.

The accident, which also injured a female passenger in one of the cars, happened on the B2046 near Womenswold, south of Canterbury, at 07:40 GMT.

A 28-year-old man from the Canterbury area was arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving.

Earlier, a 50-year-old pedestrian died after he was struck by a car as he walked down a rural unlit road near Upstreet in the early hours.

'No pavement'

Kent Police said the man, from Canterbury, was hit by a Ford Ka in Island Road.

He was taken to the Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother Hospital (QEQM) in Margate with multiple injuries but died at about 05.00 GMT.

The driver of the Ka and passenger, both aged in their 30s, were not hurt.

PC Guy Ditcher, of Kent Police, said the accident happened in a rural location with no pavement or street lighting.

"We are appealing for anyone who may have seen the man, who was wearing dark clothing, walking along the road last night to call us, so we can piece together what happened."

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