Family Tribute To Road Death Victim

The family of an elderly woman who died following a road crash in Southampton have paid tribute to her.

Lily Doudic, of Chettle Road, Southampton, died after she was hit by a silver Vauxhall Vectra car on Bursledon Road, Hightown, Bitterne. The 86-year-old woman was at the junction near KFC and The Range shop when the Vectra, which was travelling along Burseldon Road, towards the city, was in collision with her. The collision happened at about 2.20pm on Wednesday, April 21. Unfortunately Lily died at the scene.

Her daughters, Julie Butt and Margaret Crocker, said: “Mum was great fun, she had a great sense of humour. “She loved her family and idolised her grandchildren. She was a very popular lady and will be sorely missed by her family and friends.”

The section of road where the accident happened was closed off while officers from the Roads Policing Unit investigated the incident. It was re-opened later that day. The driver of the Vectra was not injured. Officers are now appealing for anyone who saw what happened to come forward. The crash happened in a busy area and it is likely a number of people saw what happened. 

Officers would also like to speak to two men who were in a dark coloured van who stopped at the scene shortly after the crash. The men were wearing what appeared to be blue work wear and went to the aid of the victim at the scene. Officers are keen to trace these two men as they may be potentially important witnesses. 

Anyone with information is asked to contact Sergeant Alyson West, at the Road Deaths Investigation Team in Eastleigh, on 101, quoting Operation Matterhorn, or call the charity Crimestoppers line on 0800 555 111.

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