Police name pedestrian who was knocked down and killed

Police revealed Margaret Smith's identity as they asked the public for information.

Police name pedestrian who was knocked down and killed Police Scotland
Margaret Smith from Oban.

A 69-year-old woman who died after being hit by a van has been named by police.

Margaret Smith, from Oban, was knocked down by a Citroen Berlingo in the town at around 6.30pm on Thursday.

She was taken to Lorn and Islands Hospital, but was pronounced dead a short time later.

The man driving the van was uninjured.

Officers have launched an investigation into the incident and have appealed to the public for help.

Sergeant Alister Johnson, of Road Policing in Glasgow, said: “Our thoughts are with this woman’s family and friends.

“We are carrying out enquiries to establish the full circumstances which led to this incident and would urge anyone who may be able to help to get in touch.

“In particular we would be keen to speak to anyone who may have dashcam footage from the area yesterday evening.

“Anyone with information can call 101, quoting incident 2724 of 21 January, 2021.”