Coventry & Warwickshire

Warehouse man killed in hit-and-run crash in Coventry

A warehouse worker on his way home from a night shift was killed when his motorbike was involved in a hit-and-run crash in Coventry.

Dean Tilley, 43, from Hillfields in the city, died in hospital after being injured in the early hours of Saturday.

It is believed his motorcycle was hit by a black Vauxhall Vectra in London Road.

"The car failed to stop following the collision and was found abandoned nearby," police said.

The collision happened at 03:05 BST near the junction with Abbey Road.

Sgt Paul Hughes appealed directly to the Vauxhall's driver to come forward, as well as any witnesses.

"It may well be they are unaware of the seriousness of the incident so it's important they make contact. We need to hear their side of the story so we can piece together exactly what happened," he said.

Mr Tilley's family said in a statement that he was a hard-working man from a private family.

"He was returning from working a night shift when this happened… we desperately need to find out what happened and ask anyone who knows anything about the collision to help the police."

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