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Newbury A339 collision victim is formally identified as Colin Black





A MAN fatally struck by a vehicle in Newbury has been formally identified for the first time.

He is Colin Black, who was aged 30.

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A339 Flowers

Mr Black was involved in a collision with a bronze-coloured Honda CRV on the A339 at around 7.35pm on Monday, September 11.

Yesterday (Wednesday) an inquest into his death was opened at Reading Town Hall.

Assistant Berkshire coroner Justine Spencer said Mr Black, who lived in Newbury, was involved in the collision just prior to the footbridge on the northbound carriageway towards Tesco, adjacent to the Two Saints hostel.

She added that post mortem tests revealed Mr Black had died from multiple injuries.

He was formally identified at the scene by PC Anthony Gibson, the hearing was told.

Ms Spencer concluded: “This inquest has been opened and now stands adjourned, for the completion of further inquiries, to a date to be arranged.”

Senior investigating officer Det Sgt Darren Brown said at the time: “Our thoughts remain with the family of the man who has died in this collision.

“They are being supported by specially-trained family liaison officers at this extremely difficult time.

“I am renewing our appeal for witnesses, and would specifically like to hear from anybody who saw any pedestrians in the area of the A339 at around the time of the incident on Monday evening.

“I would also like to re-appeal to any drivers who were on the A339 at around the time of the collision.

“If you have dash-cam footage that has captured the incident, or the moments leading up to it, please get in touch with Thames Valley Police.”

You can do so either by making a report online or by calling 101, quoting reference number 43230408025.



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