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Seven-year-old girl dies after car hits house in Cornwall

The girl, believed to be a pedestrian, was pronounced dead at the scene.

A seven-year-old girl has died in a “weather related” incident in which a car hit a house in snowy conditions.

Devon and Cornwall Police were called to Bodrigan Road in Looe, Cornwall, 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.

A force spokesman said the girl, believed to be a pedestrian, was declared dead at the scene.

There was snowfall in Looe throughout Thursday and police said the incident is believed to be weather related.

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.”

A force spokesman said the girl’s next of kin had been informed of her death.

No arrests have been made and no-one else was injured in 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, involving one patient.

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