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Tribute to fatal crash pedestrian

Gary Murphy
Gary Murphy died in hospital following the collision

A tribute has been paid to a "wonderful son and skilled carpenter" who died when he was hit by a car in Berkshire.

Gary Murphy, 47, sustained fatal injuries he was hit by a Vauxhall Astra VXR, which was travelling north on the A339, on Saturday.

In a statement, Mr Murphy's parents Colin and Margaret said he was one of four children and "a popular lad".

A 25-year-old man who was driving the car was arrested and has been bailed until 7 March.

Mr and Mrs Murphy said: "[Gary] was a skilled carpenter by trade and a keen fisherman.

"He was also a lifetime supporter of Reading Football Club. A Facebook page has been set up where people are leaving tributes to [him]. Gary will be dearly missed by all his family and friends".

Mr Murphy died in hospital following the collision between the Sainsbury's roundabout and the Robin Hood Roundabout.

Police have appealed for any witnesses to the collision to contact them.

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