A 27-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving after his vehicle fatally wounded a 52-year-old grandmother walking on the pavement of a Northamptonshire street.
Janice Buckland, who was a carer for her 83-year-old father, was involved in the collision with a silver Renault Megane. being driven by the 27-year-old man, in Jubilee Avenue, Corby, on Saturday lunchtime.
Police said the Megane had just over taken a red Vauxhall Zafira being driven by a 50-year-old man, near the Beanfield Avenue junction, when it left the carriageway and mounted the pavement.
The 27-year-old driver of the Megane was arrested on suspicion of drink driving and causing death by dangerous driving. He has since been release on bail pending further enquiries.
Police would like to speak to anyone who may have witnessed this collision or anyone who may have any information regarding it.
A statement has been issued by the family of Mrs Buckland, of Beanfield Avenue, Corby.
The statement reads: “Janice was a much loved wife, mother and grandmother to five grandchildren.
“She devoted her life to her family and did everything she could for everyone and anyone.
“Janice was also a carer for her 83-year-old father, cooking meals for him daily.
“Janice was the youngest of two brothers and sister. No words can describe how we are all feeling at this very difficult and challenging time. She left this world far too soon and will greatly be missed by all those that knew her.”
Anyone with information or who witnessed this incident, which took place at about noon, is asked to call the Drivewatch Hotline on 0800 174615.