Flowers left at scene of ‘suspicious death’ as police appeal for witnesses

Arbourthorne Road was still closed off this morning and floral tributes have been left at the scene.
Arbourthorne Road was still closed off this morning and floral tributes have been left at the scene.
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FLORAL tributes have been left on a Sheffield street at the scene of a suspicious hit-and-run crash where a man was found seriously injured.

The young man was found on Arbourthorne Road, near the junction with Eastern Avenue, following a collision involving two cars.

It is believed the victim could have been thrown out of one of the vehicles, a 4x4, following the smash last night.

Police are now trying to trace the 4x4, as well as appealing for witnesses or anyone with information about the incident to come forward.

Flowers have been tied to a lamp-post near the scene.

A message pinned to one of the floral tributes read ‘Miss you so much Travis, RIP, thoughts are with all your family’, while another card read ‘Can’t believe you’re gone so soon, you’ll always be in our hearts, the angels will look after you.’

A spokesman for South Yorkshire Police said: “Police are investigating the death of a man following a road traffic collision that occurred at approximately 5.50pm last night in Sheffield on Arbourthorne Road at the junction of Eastern Avenue.

“Two vehicles were involved in the collision, a VW Golf and a 4x4-style vehicle, which fled the scene following the collision.

“Police officers and ambulance staff found the man’s body in the road and attempted CPR before he was taken to the Northern General Hospital. The man was pronounced dead at approximately 6.40pm.

“The driver of the VW Golf, a 56-year-old woman and a passenger, a 58-year-old man, were unharmed in the collision.

“Detectives are investigating the circumstances surrounding the man’s death as well as trying to trace the vehicle that fled the scene.

“Officers are appealing for anyone who may have seen the vehicles involved shortly before, during or after the collision, or anyone with information that could assist the investigation, to call South Yorkshire Police immediately on 101 quoting incident number 738 of 27 November.”