A90 road death woman may have been hit by more than one vehicle

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A WOMAN who died while walking on the road may have been hit by more than one vehicle, police have said.

Vanessa Miller, 36, from Clermiston was struck on the city-bound carriageway of the A90 just before the South Queensferry turn-off, near Cramond, on Tuesday evening, police said today.

Lothian and Borders Police believe the woman had walked from Barton towards Kirkliston between 6pm and 7.40pm.

Officers are investigating the possibility that Ms Miller was hit by more than one vehicle and have appealed for any drivers with information to get in touch.

Inspector David Milne said: “It is possible that a driver may be aware that they have struck something or someone on the road, and might only realise they have if they check their vehicle closely for damage.

“It was a particularly cold stormy night, so people may have thought it was unusual for a woman to be out walking this stretch of road at that time.

“I would appeal for anyone who was on the A90 between 6pm and 7.40pm on Tuesday night and who may have any information about this incident to contact police if they have not already done so to allow us to piece together exactly what has happened in these tragic circumstances.”

The road was closed for around nine hours on Tuesday for investigations and yesterday police said a driver who stopped at the scene to help the injured woman was helping with inquiries.

Ms Miller woman was 5ft 3in, with blonde hair and was wearing a black leather jacket with fur collar, jeans and black boots.

Anyone with information should contact police on 0131 311 3131 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.