Despite best efforts Samantha Dyson, 41, died at the scene when she was hit by a car (Picture: Leicestershire Police/SWNS)
A family has paid tribute to a mum of three after she was hit by a car and died just days after Christmas.
Samantha Dyson, 41, was killed outside a Shell petrol station on the A50 in Leicestershire on December 30.
She was walking near the southbound carriageway when she was hit at 11pm.
Despite efforts to save her at the scene she died.
Samantha’s grieving family said: ‘In loving memory of Sammy.
‘Precious and beautiful mum to Stella, Keane and Billy.
‘Beloved daughter of Ken and Miki and stepdaughter of Teresa.
‘Much missed sister of Joanna, Catherine, Jamie, Michael, Francesca, Olivia and Alex. A cherished aunty.
Samantha was killed after she was hit by a car on the A50 in Leicestershire (Picture: Leicestershire Police/SWNS)
Samantha with her children Stella, Keane and Billy (Picture: Leicestershire Police/SWNS)
‘We are devastated. We love and miss you and your beautiful smile.
‘You always knew how to make the most out of life and were a light in the dark for all of us. Until we see you again.’
A 35-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of causing death by careless driving and has since been released under investigation.
Anyone with information or dash cam footage can report it to Leicestershire Police online or call 101.
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‘Precious and beautiful mum.’