South East Wales

Arrest as woman dies in crash at Chepstow Road, Newport

Chepstow Road Image copyright Google
Image caption The incident happened on Chepstow Road near Beechwood Park

A 70-year-old woman has died and an 80-year-old man injured following a crash in Newport.

Two vehicles, a Ford Transit van and a Vauxhall Zafira, were involved in the incident at about 19:00 BST on Monday at Chepstow Road, near Beechwood Park.

The woman has been named as Christine Rowe, and specialist officers are supporting her family.

A 34-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving.

Gwent Police said it is believed the transit van was involved in two separate collisions in the minutes leading up to the incident.

One incident was at Cardiff Road and the other in George Street. Officers are appealing for information.