A seven-year-old girl has died in a ‘weather related’ car accident caused by bad weather.
The young girl, believed to be walking down Bodrigan Road in Looe, Cornwall, was killed when a car hit a house in snowy conditions.
Devon and Cornwall Police were called at about 2.30pm on Thursday.
The Nissan car is believed to have left the road and hit a house, leaving the girl with life-threatening injuries.
The girl was declared dead at the scene. Officers said the crash was weather-related following heavy snowfall brought by the ‘Beast from the East’ in Looe on Thursday.
Chief Inspector Adrian Leisk, head of roads policing across Devon, Cornwall and Dorset, tweeted: ‘Thoughts and prayers are with the family. Truly devastating news. Please, please do not venture out on to the roads.’
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The girl’s next of kin have been informed, a force spokesman said.
No-one else was injured and no arrests have been made following the incident.
‘Localised closures are in place as emergency services attend this incident,’ he added.
Drivers have been warned not to travel across the force area, with a number of roads closed or impassable.
A spokesman for South Western Ambulance Service said they received a call reporting a road traffic collision at 2.29pm.
Two rapid response vehicles and two ambulances were sent to deal with the incident.