Prince of Wales Road Darnall: Woman killed crossing Sheffield road named as mum Tracey Rimmington

A woman tragically killed as she crossed a road in Sheffield has been named as mum Tracey Rimmington.
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The 53-year-old died after she was hit by a van as she crossed Prince of Wales Road in Darnall on Saturday, October 1.

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Tracey was pronounced dead at the scene of the collision, which was close to the junction with Mather Road.

Tracey Rimmington, aged 53, died when she was hit by a van as she crossed Prince of Wales Road, Darnall, SheffieldTracey Rimmington, aged 53, died when she was hit by a van as she crossed Prince of Wales Road, Darnall, Sheffield
Tracey Rimmington, aged 53, died when she was hit by a van as she crossed Prince of Wales Road, Darnall, Sheffield
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South Yorkshire Police said the van involved in the collision just after 9pm was a blue Volkswagen Caddy, which was travelling away from Darnall, towards the Parkway.

The driver of the van, a 22-year-old man from Sheffield, was arrested on suspicion of driving while unfit through drink/ drugs. He has since been released under investigation.

Among those to have posted tributes online is Lorna May, who described Tracey as a ‘wonderful woman’.

Jenny Hostead said: “Tracey is going to be sorely missed by many.”

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Tia Shelby Hughes said: “She was such an amazing woman who would do anything for anyone.”

Andrea Driver said Tracey was “a lovely lady, always had time for a chat.”

Jacqueline Wallace described her as “a special lady with the biggest heart.”

Hayley Cross said she was “a special lady with a big heart.”

Witnesses or anyone with dashcam footage should call South Yorkshire Police on 101 and quote incident 918 of October 1.