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SLIDESHOW: Shrine in memory of tragic road victim

By Burton Mail  |  Posted: April 04, 2014

  • 03/04/14 flowers on william nadin way

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A SHRINE has been created by family and friends of a 21-year-old who was killed after he was struck by a car.

Mark Haywood, of Castle Road, Castle Gresley, has now officially been named by police.

He was hit by a blue Ford Mondeo at 11.45pm on Tuesday.

Since then a raft of floral tributes have been placed in William Nadin Way, Swadlincote, close to the scene of the tragedy.

Hundreds of people have paid their respects to the former William Allitt pupil, nicknamed ‘Frodo’, online, on a tribute page set up in his memory.

Debbie Perry wrote on the Mail’s website: “A real tragedy. Frodo meant so much to so many. He was a shining light for many. A true friend, much-loved son, grandson, brother and uncle.

“He will be missed so much by so many whose lives he touched. My heart and thoughts go out to all his family, all who knew and loved him.”

Derby and South Derbyshire Coroner’s Court has now been sent details of the death and an inquest is due to be opened and adjourned in the next few days.

Alarna Elizebeth was among those to lay flowers and posted on the tribute page: “It’s been a day, the hardest day of your family’s life.

“Your brother and I went and put some photos and flowers down, the photos of you two playing on the beach, meeting your nephew for the first time.

“You’ve touched so many lives, never to be forgotten and always will be remembered for being perfect in every way.”

Another posting came from Loz Kureczko. It said: “The great thing about you is that you made things that were so mundane so fun. I remember your cheeky little laugh and how happy you made other people when you spoke to them. You were one of those few special people that genuinely cared about others. It isn’t difficult to see how many people’s lives you affected nor how many people love you.”

Police are appealing for witnesses to contact them.

They would like to trace a man and a woman in a vehicle that was not involved the incident but who arrived at the location just prior to police officers.

Anyone with information should call the Collision Investigation Unit on 101, quoting incident number 887 of April 1.

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