Police identify engaged couple who died in “suspicious circumstances” in A47 collision at Terrington St John

17:42 22 July 2014

A47 Fatality site. East of Mill road bridge. Picture: Steve Williams.

A47 Fatality site. East of Mill road bridge. Picture: Steve Williams.

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Police have identified the couple who died in suspicious circumstances on the A47 near Terrington St John on Sunday.

The man has been formally identified as Tadas Zaleskas, 26, and the woman, subject to formal identification procedures, is believed to be Nonita Karajevaite, 24.

Both Tadas and Nonita, an engaged couple originally from Lithuania, lived in Church Road, Emneth, Norfolk.

Tadas was employed as a factory worker in March and Nonita, a part-time beautician, was also employed as a factory worker in nearby Wisbech.

Their families have been informed and are being supported by police.

The couple both died after being struck by a car as they walked along the A47 east-bound carriageway at around 2.15pm on Sunday July 18.

Nonita’s death is being treated as suspicious following allegations she was forcibly pushed into on-coming traffic.

An inquest will be opened and adjourned in due course as the police investigation, led by the Norfolk and Suffolk Major Investigation Team, into their deaths continues.

A police spokesman said they were “treating the woman’s death as suspicious following accounts by some witnesses that she may have been forcibly pushed into the oncoming traffic”.

2 comments

  • ..add to this the recent death in Emneth, clearly under suspicious circumstances,currently being investigated.

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    Fen Frank

    Wednesday, July 23, 2014

  • Interesting to hear the toxicology report.

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    Fen Frank

    Tuesday, July 22, 2014

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