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Man aged 39 & his beautiful dog Duchess killed in horror crash

A man and his beautiful dog named Duchess have been killed in a horror crash.

Officers from Cleveland Police are appealing for information and dashcam footage after a man involved in a collision yesterday (Friday 2nd December) sadly died.

39-year-old local man Craig Dixon was walking with his dog along Westgate in Guisborough at approximately 4.40pm when he and his pet were struck by a silver Citroen C3 which was being driven along Westgate.

Several members of the public tended to Mr Dixon until ambulance service colleagues arrived.

Very sadly, Mr Dixon was pronounced deceased shortly afterwards at hospital.

Mr Dixon’s dog, Duchess, has also died from her injuries.

Thoughts and sympathy 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 on-going and police 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.

Please contact Cleveland Police on the 101 number, quoting ref 217628.

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