Two released under police investigation after woman’s death as van hit house

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Two people arrested after a 90-year-old woman was killed when a van crashed into her home have been released under investigation.

The white Ford Transit van collided with the property in Yeolands Drive in Clevedon, Somerset, shortly before 8.30pm on Wednesday.

Officers arrested a 34-year-old woman and a 33-year-old man on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving.

House hit by van in Somerset
A 90-year-old was killed as a van hit a home in Clevedon, Somerset (Claire Hayhurst/PA)

He added: “A 90-year-old woman, who was inside the property, died as a result of the collision.

“She hasn’t yet been formally identified and a post-mortem examination will take place next week.

“A family liaison officer is continuing to support her next of kin.”

The van involved, registration WR65 LNC, left the Crab Apple pub nearby moments before colliding with the house, police said.

A witness was captured on CCTV outside the pub speaking to the occupants of the van through the window at 8.25pm.

Police have appealed for witness to come forward, as well as people who saw the van in Clevedon on Wednesday.

The van is white with a black bonnet and two white strips, with ladders on the roof.

Anyone with information is asked to call Avon and Somerset Police on 101, with the reference number 5218083336.

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