Northampton: Pedestrian killed in police car crash

Lumbertubs Way Image copyright SBNA
Image caption Several officers were at the scene on Sunday morning

A pedestrian has been killed in a crash involving a police car on an emergency callout in Northampton.

It happened on the A43 Lumbertubs Way at about 04:00 BST on Sunday, Northamptonshire Police confirmed.

A full investigation is under way, with the matter referred to the Independent Office for Police Conduct (IOPC).

The identity of the victim will not be released until next-of-kin are informed, a Northamptonshire Police spokeswoman said.

An appeal has been made for witnesses.

The dual carriageway was closed in both directions between the Round Spinney and St Gregory's roundabouts.

Image copyright SBNA
Image caption The police car was responding to a 999 emergency
Image copyright SBNA
Image caption The crash happened on Lumbertubs Way at 04:00 BST

A statement issued by Northamptonshire Police said: "The collision involved a police car responding to an emergency call, and a pedestrian.

"The road is likely to remain closed for the rest of the morning to allow the emergency services to attend the scene."

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