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UPDATE: Two Die in A47 Crash at Terrington

News Fatal Collision A47

12:19pm 30th July 2014
(Updated 12:19pm 30th July 2014)

The reason why a couple from Emneth walked for miles along the A47 in bare feet, asked for the police to be called at a farm shop and then were hit by a car near Terrington St John is still a mystery.

Norfolk Police say they are now sure that 26 year old Tadas Zaleskas pushed his girlfriend, 24 year old Nonita Karajevaite, into the path of a car. He was then hit by the same vehicle.

What they don't know is what caused him to do that, and whether he stepped in front of the car himself, fell, or was pulled by Nonita as she fell.

They also don't know why they were there in the first place.

The couple were originally from Lithuania but had lived in Emneth for a few years and both worked locally.

Princes of Wisbech employed Nonita and paid tribute to her saying they were "saddened by the loss of a well liked and popular colleague."

DSI Paul Durham from Norfolk Police is leading the investigation and has told KLFM that  there's currently nothing in the couple's life that explains what they were doing:

"We're in the very early stages of what we call Victimology, which is basically getting to know something about them.  That is almost certainly where the solution to this mystery is going to lie. They appear to be very respectable, very hard working, very young and bright people. They'd been in the country for quite a few years and were reasonable established in the Emneth area."

The first reported sighting of them is at 12.30pm on the Elm roundabout at Wisbech. At 1.20pm they stopped at Worzals Farm Shop in Walpole Highway and each asked an assistant to call police, giving no explanation about why. 

They left before police were called.

"Witnesses then see them again walking along the verge of the A47 eastbound dual carriageway, where they are struck and killed by a single vehicle at 2.15pm.

"They would have posed an unusual sight - the woman wearing a bright pink vest-top and the man in designer-style jean shorts - both walking barefoot along one of our busiest trunk roads on one of the hottest days of the year.

"We need to find out how and why this tragedy occurred and I would urge anyone who thinks they may have seen them in the area, at any time on Sunday morning, to come forward with information."

The man is described as slim, white, 6ft 1in and with short dark hair. He was wearing blue knee-length jean shorts and a grey T-shirt.

The woman is described as slim, white, 5ft 7in, and with long auburn hair. She was wearing a bright pink vest top and black knee-length leggings.

Anyone with information can call police on 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.


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