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Heather Couchman, 32, dies after collision with Toyota Avensis, London Road, Dover

By Sam Lennon

A woman struck by a car has died.

The accident happened at a pedestrian crossing in London Road, Dover, near the junction of Coombe Valley Road just 2.40pm on Monday.

A silver Toyota Avensis was involved in the collision with mother-of-two Heather Couchman, 32.

Road accident victim Heather Couchman.Picture Kent Police

Road accident victim Heather Couchman.Picture: Kent Police

She had been airlifted to a London hospital where she fought for her life but died yesterday evening.

Her family have issued the following statement: ‘We are all utterly devastated by the loss of a daughter, sister and mum.

“Heather was such a warm, kind, bubbly, generous and outgoing person.

“She was a fantastic mum to her two children, who meant the world to her.

“She was a fantastic mum to her two children, who meant the world to her" - family statement

“She was the youngest sister to an older sister and brother and was completely devoted to her family.

‘Heather has left a massive void in our lives and knowing we will never see her again is heart breaking and beyond words.

“ Please can we ask that at this time the family’s privacy is respected as we try to come to terms with our loss.”

Officers from Kent Police's Serious Collision Investigation Unit have been appealing for witnesses since the collision.

Anyone with information should call 01622 798538 quoting the reference number AH/MR/272/17 or email sciu.td@kent.pnn.police.uk.

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