A MAN in his 50s has died after a crash near Evesham this morning.

Police have said a 23-year-old woman has been arrested on suspicion of death by dangerous driving.

Officers were called at 6.45am to the crash on the A46 Cheltenham Road, near Beckford, involving a silver Vauxhall Vectra and a pedestrian who was tending to his vehicle.

The man in his 50s was pronounced dead at the scene, and his next of kin has been informed.

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Earlier police warned motorists would face ‘considerable’ delays as they dealt with the serious incident.

Throughout the day road closures have been in place at the island for the A46/B4077 and by Long Carrant camping site.

West Midlands Alerts tweeted: “Emergency services are dealing with a serious incident on Cheltenham Road #Beckford.

"There will be considerable delays so please consider alternative routes this morning.”

Investigating officers would like to speak to anyone who witnessed the incident.

Anyone with information is asked to call police on 101, quoting incident number 83s of June 25, 2019.

The arrested 23-year-old, from Coventry, remains in police custody.

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