Thursday 16 July, 2020

Man detained in connection with Arouca hit and run

A man has been detained by police after the hit and run death of 62-year-old Julia Ayers, who was killed while crossing the Priority Bus Route (PBR) in Arouca over the weekend.

According to reports, the man was detained after visiting a police station to report a stolen car.

Ayers and her husband were crossing the PBR to return to their home at Bon Air Gardens around 7:30 pm on Saturday night when the tragedy occurred.

Her husband, Oswald Ayers, said the road was clear and he had been holding her hand to step up onto the pavement when she was hit.

A funeral is scheduled to take place this week.

According to media reports her brother also passed away over the weekend and will also be laid to rest this week.

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