Shropshire

Derek Allen killed in Market Drayton crash

A pedestrian who died when he was hit by a car in Shropshire has been named as 52-year-old Derek John Allen.

Mr Allen, of Smithfield Road, Market Drayton, was hit by a silver Volkswagen Golf in the town's Shrewsbury Road, at about 2230 BST on Tuesday.

He was declared dead at the scene. The driver was not injured in the crash.

West Mercia Police said a post-mortem examination had been carried out on Thursday and it expected an inquest to be opened early next week.

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