Leek hit and run death: Police try to piece together last known movements of Donna Adams
POLICE are trying to piece together the last known movements of a woman knocked down and killed by a lorry.
Donna Adams, aged 48, of Leek, died in the hit-and-run crash with a white HGV in the town.
The collision happened at around 1.20pm on Friday, October 12 at the junction of Cruso Street and Broad Street.
Police have established that Miss Adams had been to Newsmarket General Stores, on the corner of Sneyd Street and Broad Street, just before the accident.
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Now they want to hear from witnesses who saw her in the area at the time.
At the time of the crash Miss Adams was wearing a light brown coat with black leggings and black framed glasses. She also had a walking stick.
Sergeant Ian Revans said: "We want to hear from anyone who may have seen her walking from the direction of the shop along Broad Street.
"As our inquiries continue we would also like to appeal to anyone who may have seen a white HGV in the area at the time of the collision."
Miss Adams, who used a walking stick, was heading back to her bungalow in Hartington Close, Leek, when she was knocked over.
Shopkeeper Varatcarajah Thushy, aged 34, of London Road, Stoke, who runs Newsmarket General Stores, said: "I did not see the accident because we had a delivery at the time and there was a van parked outside.
"The first I knew something was wrong was when the police arrived.
"It is a terrible thing to happen.
"The lady had been into the shop twice that day and used to come in quite regularly.
"She was always very polite and liked to have a chat. Often she would stand in the door while we served her because she had her little dog.
"I hope anyone with information will come forward."
Miss Adams was pronounced dead at the scene of the crash.
The results of a post-mortem examination have yet to be revealed.
Police seized the lorry in Stoke-on-Trent on Friday night. The driver, who has not been named, was interviewed but not arrested.
Neighbours in Hartington Close today paid tribute to Miss Adams.
Next door neighbour Joyce Hughes, aged 87, said: "I couldn't have wished for a better neighbour.
"Donna was so kind and would often come and chat to me.
"She was very happy with her life here and ever so generous.
"She loved her independence and would walk her little dog Bobby round and round the bungalows."
Witnesses to the crash should call Staffordshire police on 101, quoting incident number 306 of October 12.
To pay your respects to Miss Adams, email firstname.lastname@example.org.