A pedestrian who died after a fatal collision on the A50 has been named by police.
Samantha (known as Sammy) Dyson – who also used her maiden name Ayton – died following a collision with a car on the southbound carriageway of the A50.
The incident happened outside of the Shell petrol station, close to the roundabout with Gynsill Lane.
Emergency services were called to the scene shortly after 11pm on Saturday 30 December but sadly the 41-year-old from the Markfield area of Leicestershire was pronounced dead.
Her family have today (Thursday 4 January) released the following tribute:
“In loving memory of Sammy. Precious and beautiful mum to Stella, Keane and Billy. Beloved daughter of Ken and Miki and stepdaughter of Teresa. Much missed sister of Joanna, Catherine, Jamie, Michael, Francesca, Olivia and Alex. A cherished aunty.
“We are devastated. We love and miss you and your beautiful smile. You always knew how to make the most out of life and were a light in the dark for all of us. Until we see you again.”
Sammy with her children Stella, Keane and Billy
The family have also asked for privacy at this very sad and difficult time.
The investigation into the collision is continuing and anyone with information or dash cam footage is asked to report online at www.leics.police.uk or by calling 101, quoting reference number 23*798577.
A 35-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of causing death by careless driving. He has since been released under investigation.