Horror accident - woman named

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A WOMAN killed in a horror accident on a busy Blackpool road has been named.

Averil Monks, 75, from Marton, died as she tried to cross Preston New Road yesterday afternoon.

A pedestrian was killed on Preston New Road in Blackpool following a collision with a car. Police at the scene.  PIC BY ROB LOCK 27-6-2012

A pedestrian was killed on Preston New Road in Blackpool following a collision with a car. Police at the scene. PIC BY ROB LOCK 27-6-2012

She was hit at around 4.30pm by a black and orange Honda Civic which was being driven by a 19-year-old girl from Fleetwood.

The driver was arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving but has now been released on bail pending further inquiries.

The collision happened close to Winton Avenue and the road was closed for three and a half hours while accident investigators were on the scene.

Police are appealing for witnesses to contact them on 101.