A BARNSLEY man has been arrested on suspicion of dangerous driving after an elderly woman died in Wombwell.

The 80-year-old local woman was hit by a green van on Wood Walk, close to Wombwell Train Station, at about 9.52am.

She was taken to hospital but was pronounced dead at 12.30pm.

Numerous roads were closed off in the area while police and ambulance teams were present. CCTV is being examined and the driver is assisting the police.

Anyone who witnessed the incident should contact police on 101, quoting incident 293 of June 13, 2013.