Man arrested after woman killed while walking along M25

A man has been arrested following the death of a woman who was hit by a vehicle as she walked along the M25.

The woman, who was in her 30s, was walking near the slip road at junction 13 at Staines-upon-Thames, Surrey, when she is believed to have been struck.

Following the crash, which happened at about 02:50 GMT, the driver of a VW Golf, found nearby, was arrested.

He is being held on suspicion of failing to stop after a collision and for an alleged positive breath test.

Second crash

A Surrey Police spokesman said the woman was pronounced dead at the scene.

Shortly after the collision, a second crash involving a minibus and three cars happened between junctions 13 and 14 of the M25.

The driver of the minibus, who was the only person in the vehicle, was taken to St George's Hospital in Tooting, south London, with a serious leg injury.

The driver of a Range Rover was taken to St Peter's Hospital in Chertsey, with a suspected neck injury.

The occupants of the other vehicles were not injured, but were treated at the scene for shock, a police spokesman said.

The M25 was closed anti-clockwise from junction 14 at Heathrow Airport to junction 12 at Chertsey while emergency services dealt with both crashes, but has since been reopened.

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