Man arrested as woman dies after being hit by car in Dumfries

A man has been arrested after a woman who was struck by a car in Dumfries died.

45-year-old Nicola Kirk later died.

The incident happened at Whitesands around 8:15pm on Wednesday.

The 45-year-old was taken to Dumfries and Galloway Royal Infirmary where she later died.

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She has now been named by Police Scotland as Nicola Kirk.

A 26-year-old woman was also struck by the car, but did not sustain any serious injuries.

Detective Inspector Dean Little said: “Our thoughts are with the woman’s family and friends at this extremely difficult time.

A 35-year-old man has been arrested and charged in connection with the incident.

He is due to appear at Dumfries Sheriff Court.

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