Family tributes to dead pensioner

THE family of a former schoolteacher killed in a road crash in Colchester yesterday paid tribute to her as police renewed their appeal for witnesses.

THE family of a former schoolteacher killed in a road crash in Colchester yesterday paid tribute to her as police renewed their appeal for witnesses.

The collision happened when Sheila Webb was struck by a Hyundai Santa Fe on St Cyrus Road shortly after midday on Saturday.

The driver of the car was uninjured in the crash.

The 79-year-old woman was taken to Colchester General Hospital by land ambulance after she suffered serious leg injuries, but died later that day.


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The section of road where the collision happened was closed for approximately three hours while forensic collision investigators carried out their enquiries.

Mrs Webb, who lived in Colchester, had previously lived in Basildon with her late husband, Leonard, who she married in 1950 and who died in 1998.

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The couple moved to Colchester in 1973.

She was a former teacher, working at the town's Hazelmere and St Helena's schools and retired as deputy head teacher at Bishop William Ward School in Great Horkesley in 1990.

Mrs Webb was a regular church-goer, and was a member of the congregation at Eld Lane Baptist Church in Colchester.

She also belonged to many classes at the Towns Women's Guild and led a full and active life.

She leaves behind two daughters, Rebecca and Prue, and four grandchildren 23-year-old Luke, 18-year-olds Philip and Sam and 13-year-old Josh.

Anyone with information in connection with this crash is asked to contact investigating officers at Stanway Road Policing Unit on 0300 333 4444.

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