Man in his 60s killed and another injured after being struck by a car in Sheffield – as police arrest man, 31, on suspicion of murder
- 31-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of murder after man in 60s died
- The man was killed after being struck by a car; another man seriously injured
- Detectives have launched a murder investigation and are seeking the vehicle
Police have made an arrest after a man was killed and a second was seriously injured after being struck by a car in Sheffield this morning.
A 31-year-old man from Sheffield has been arrested on suspicion of murder.
Officers were called to the scene at 5.50am after a member of the public reported two men being in a collision with a car that fled the scene on Cricket Inn Road, Sheffield.
A spokesperson four South Yorkshire Police said: ‘Despite the best efforts of ambulance crews one of the men, aged in his 60s, later died of his injuries.
‘His family have been informed and are being supported by officers at this extremely difficult time. The second man was taken to hospital with injuries not believed to be life-threatening.’
A 31-year-old man from Sheffield has been arrested on suspicion of murder after one died and another was injured in a collision with a car that fled the scene on Cricket Inn Road, Sheffield (pictured)
Officers were called to the scene at 5.50am after a member of the public reported two men being involved in the accident on Cricket Inn Road, Sheffield (mapped)
Yorkshire Ambulance Service also attended the scene and the road was closed between Maltravers Road and the roundabout at the junction with Woodbourn Road and Manor Way.
The murder investigation is at an early stage and detectives are seeking the vehicle in question.
Officers are keen to speak to anyone, particularly passing motorists, who may have seen or heard anything in the lead up to the collision which might help with the investigation, or those with dash cam or CCTV footage that captured the incident itself.
The road has been sealed off with police tape and officers have been seen at both ends of the cordon, with side roads also blocked off, the Sheffield Star reports.
Police forensic experts in white suits have been seen within the cordon and yellow evidence markers have been placed on the road.