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Family pay tribute to man hit by car

Oliver Pritchard died on Saturday morning Photo: Hertfordshire Police

The family of a man who died after being hit by a car as he walked along a road in Hertfordshire have been paying tribute to him.

Oliver Pritchard from Hillside in Royston was killed on the A505 near Slip End Farm and Ashwell early on Saturday morning (10 November).

His family issued a statement today saying the 22-year-old was a popular young man who was well loved by his family and friends.

“We are absolutely devastated about what has happened to Ollie. It is such a terrible shame as he was reaching a time in his life when everything was beginning to slot into place. He was enjoying his job and regularly saw his friends and loved socialising with them.

“Ollie was a strong willed character who knew his own mind and I am very proud of him and everything he was achieving in his life. Overall he was a lovely lad, who would help anyone out if they needed anything and who always had time for other people. We will all miss him terribly.”

"A date for Ollie’s funeral has not yet been set, however it is expected it will be held in Barkway Church. Anyone who knew Ollie is welcome to attend."

– Statement from Oliver Pritchard's mother Sarah