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Yorkshire Man And His Dog Killed After Being Struck By Car In Guisborough

A 39-year-old man and his pet dog have died after being struck by a car in a horror crash in North Yorkshire. A man has been arrested for causing death by dangerous driving.

Craig Dixon, 39, and his dog, Duchess, were both killed after being struck by the Citroen C3
Craig Dixon, 39, and his dog, Duchess, were both killed after being struck by the Citroen C3

The incident happened on Friday afternoon in Guisborough when Craig Dixon, 39, was walking his dog before being struck by a silver Citroen C3.


Several local residents rushed to help the injured man and his dog, staying with them until emergency services arrived. Despite the best efforts of paramedics, Mr Dixon was pronounced dead shortly after arriving at hospital, while Duchess, his dog, also died from injuries sustained in the crash.


Police arrested the 38-year-old male driver of the Citroen on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving. As of Saturday evening, the driver remained in police custody.



Cleveland Police released a statement, saying: "Our thoughts and sympathies are with Mr Dixon's family at this extremely difficult time.


"A 38-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving and he remains in police custody being questioned.


"Enquiries are ongoing and we would appeal for any witnesses who have not yet spoken with police - as well as any motorists who have dashcam from the Westgate area of Guisborough shortly, before, during, and after the incident to get in touch.


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