Pedestrian killed in Gosport crash was married 69 years

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Roy Elderfield, 89, died in hospital

An elderly pedestrian who died when he was knocked down by a 4x4 vehicle in Hampshire had been married to his wife for 69 years.

Roy Elderfield, 89, was crossing South Street in Gosport when he was hit by the Mitsubishi on Saturday afternoon.

He was taken to the Queen Alexandra Hospital in Portsmouth, where he died.

Mr Elderfield's wife, Phyllis, said he had served in the Royal Navy for 32 years and would be sadly missed. He had lived in the area since 1941.

Mrs Elderfield said: "Roy served in the Royal Navy for 32 years with several postings including three years in Singapore and two and a half years in Malta.

"He will be sadly missed by his wife, family and friends."

The driver of the Mitsubishi, a 41-year-old man from Fareham, was not injured in the collision.

Police are continuing to appeal for witnesses to come forward.

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