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Family's tribute to Derbyshire man killed after being hit by car

Ryan Parkins
Ryan Parkins

The family of a young Derbyshire man who died after being hit by a car have paid tribute to him.

Police were called to reports of a black Jaguar colliding with a pedestrian on Dale Road in Ockbrook at around 10.05pm on Thursday October 4.

Ryan Parkins, 22, from Ilkeston, was pronounced dead at the scene.

His family have now issued the following tribute: “Ryan was a much loved son, brother, uncle and partner who will be greatly missed. He is a kind-hearted person who has been taken too soon.

“Ryan was a kind, caring and thoughtful young man whose absence will leave an empty space in all our hearts.

“There are no words to describe the pain and loss we are feeling as a result of this tragedy.

“Many people have already contacted our family offering condolences, and they all have our sincere thanks for their kindness. I would, however, ask that our privacy is now respected.”

Police are appealing for witnesses and dash cam footage.

Anyone with any information should contact DC Darren Parkin on 101, or via the online contact form www.derbyshire.police.uk/Contact-Us, quoting the reference number 18000477005.