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Family of Aaron Wilson pay tribute as police search for hit-and-run suspects

John Carlon 10th Dec, 2019 Updated: 10th Dec, 2019

THE PARTNER of Aaron Wilson, the man tragically killed in a hit-and-run collision on the Longford Road in Coventry, has paid tribute to “his positivity and kindness”.

Aaron, 29, of Willenhall, Coventry, died on December 5 following a collision two days before between a van and a Vauxhall Zafira – after initially having to have his leg amputated.

Police are still hunting for the occupants of the vehicles, one of which they say was stolen.

In a prepared statement at a press conference, Aaron’s partner Katie Robertson said: “On December 3 our lives changed forever when I received the devastating phone call that Aaron had been involved in a road accident.

“When we got to the scene, what I saw will stay with me for the rest of my life.

“Aaron was a father, an amazing son, partner brother and friend.

“This traumatic accident has broken our family in half. Aaron has left his two-year-old daughter who he loved very much.

“I am appealing for anyone who knows anything to come forward.

“We need justice for Aaron, for Leila and our family and friends.”

Asked how she hoped Aaron would be remembered, Katie said: “I want people to remember how happy, how positive and how kind he was. He never hurt anybody. He didn’t deserve this.”

Aaron Wilson, via his instagram

Katie was joined by Aaron’s mother Irene Wilson and his friend Scott Good. Scott told the Coventry Observer : “I don’t really know life without Aaron, as we’ve been friends since I was two-years-old.

“Its bitter to swallow, but his memory will live on in Leila and that’s how we will raise her to never forget her amazing Dad.”

Aaron was a pedestrian crossing Longford Road by the Star Fish Bar, when he was crushed between the Vauxhall Zafira and a parked car.

The Vauxhall had been shunted in a collision with a van, and the occupants of both vehicles escaped the scene.

Detective Sergeant Paul Hughes, said: “Both vehicles were on cloned plates, and we now know the Mercedes Vito van was stolen.

“The occupants of the van made the decision to leave the scene, and the occupants of the Vauxhall Zafira also walked away.

“I need those people to come forward. Failing to stop at the scene of a collision is illegal, but completely immoral to leave someone lying in the road. ”

No arrests have yet been made.

Det Sgt Hughes also added: “We are very keen to speak to the driver of a dark coloured Audi, who did stop at the scene. They are a key witness and we urge then to contact police.”

Police say information can be given by contacting collision investigators on FL_COLLISION_INVEST@west-midlands.pnn.police.uk, via Live Chat on our website at west-midlands.police.uk between 8am and midnight, call 101 anytime or ring Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 quoting log 2065 of 3/12.

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