An eight-year-old boy has died after a serious crash involving a vehicle and a pedestrian in Wiltshire.

Police rushed to the incident in Woodland View, a cul-de-sac in Dilton Marsh near Westbury, at around 4.30pm on Saturday, April 13.

This followed reports of a collision involving a vehicle and a pedestrian.

An eight-year-old boy was fatally wounded and died at the scene.

A Wiltshire Police spokesperson said: “His next of kin are aware and our thoughts are with them at this extremely difficult time.”

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A man in his 30s is being interviewed in connection with the incident, but police emphasised that this is normal procedure in these circumstances.

The residential street was cordoned off for some time while officers, including forensic collision investigators, worked at the scene near a children’s play area.

An investigation remains ongoing, and any witnesses have been urged to come forward.

A spokesperson for the force said: “We are appealing for witnesses following a fatal road traffic collision in Dilton Marsh, in which a child was fatally wounded.

“Any witnesses to the collision or anyone who may have dash cam are asked to contact the serious collision investigation team on 01225 694597 quoting log number 218 of April 13.

“Alternatively, you can contact the team directly by emailing”