Family pay tribute to woman following fatal collision
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The family of a woman who died following a collision in Newport has paid tribute to her.
We were called to a collision involving a lorry and a pedestrian on High Street just after 3pm on 16 January.
The pedestrian, 81-year-old Brigid O'Hara Murray from Totland, sadly died.
Her family have been supported by specialist officers and have now paid tribute to her.
They said: "We are deeply saddened by the death of our beloved sister Brigid.
"Her death leaves a void at the heart of our family where she was greatly loved not only as a sister but also as an aunt and cousin. She is also mourned by a wide circle of friends and colleagues on the island, across the UK and abroad.
"We are very grateful to the police and emergency services for their swift involvement at the scene.
"We are deeply affected by the many tributes, both floral, at the scene of the accident, and on social media. The fact that almost all of them come from complete strangers is most moving and we would like to thank the senders for their sympathy."
A 24-year-old man from Bembridge was arrested on suspicion of causing death by careless driving and has been released under investigation.
We are continuing to investigate this incident. Anyone with information or relevant dash cam footage who has not already contacted us should call 101 quoting reference number 44230020631.