Family of man killed in freak Harpenden accident remember "legend of the town"

Colin Moxley. Credit: The Moxley family

The family of a man who was killed when he was hit by a car while he was walking in Harpenden last week, say that "he had a heart of gold".

67-year-old Colin Moxley was hit by a grey Volkswagen Golf as he walked along the pedestrianised area in front of the Sainsbury’s store in Bower’s Parade on Tuesday (13 January).

The driver of the Golf, a woman in her early 80s, was taken to Luton and Dunstable Hospital as a precaution but was uninjured.

Mr Moxley and his wife Yvonne lived in Harpenden and had two sons together. He also leaves behind two grandsons.

Mr Moxley and Yvonne met at a dance in Stevenage in 1968, and he bought a newsagent business that he renamed ‘Colin’s Good News’.

The driver of Golf was taken to Luton and Dunstable Hospital as a precaution. Credit: ITV News Anglia

He ran this business for 17 years and became very well known in the local community.

In 1999, he sold ‘Colin’s Good News’ and bought Thorns of Harpenden in the High Street.