Man dies in suspected hit and run smash

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Police are appealing for witnesses after a man died in a suspected hit and run smash in Goldthorpe.

A 56-year-old local man is believed to have been lying in the carriageway on Co-Operative Street when an unknown vehicle drove over him causing fatal injuries.

The vehicle is reported to have continued along Co-Operative Street turning right into Doncaster Road failing to stop at the scene at around 8.25pm yesterday (Thursday, 29 December 2011).

Anyone who witnessed the incident, the moments leading up to it or believe they know the driver of the vehicle is urged to contact South Yorkshire Police on 101 quoting incident 779 of 29 December 2011 or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.