Pictured: Mother-of-two who was run down and killed by a 'drunk driver' while crossing the road with her five-year-old son

Mail Online | 5/11/2018 | Amie Gordon For Mailonline
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A mother-of-two died and her five-year-old son was injured after a 'drunk driver' ploughed into them on a pedestrian crossing.

Shantelle Kirkup, from Northallerton in North Yorkshire, was struck by a Ford Focus as she made her way across the road in Darlington.

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Mrs Kirkup, 29, was taken to James Cook University Hospital in Middlesbrough by air ambulance, but died from her injuries a few hours later.

The 36-year-old driver was arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving and driving while unfit through drink or drugs, before being released under investigation.

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Mrs Kirkup's five-year-old son also sustained significant injuries in the collision but remains in a stable condition in hospital.

The tragedy happened around 3.40pm on Sunday, May 6 on the northbound carriageway of St Cuthbert's Way in Darlington.

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Floral tributes have been left at the scene in memory of the young mother, who only got married in September last year.

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