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  • 24 July 2014, 19:47

Last Moments Of Couple In Mystery Death Crash

Police investigating the deaths of a couple hit by a car on a busy road have released images taken shortly before they died as they continue to look for witnesses.

Nonita Karajevaite, 24, was struck by the vehicle on the A47 in Terrington St John, Norfolk, on Sunday.

Her fiance Tadas Zaleskas, 26, was hit by the same car. Police are treating Ms Karajevaite's death as suspicious after witnesses alleged she was pushed into oncoming traffic.

Officers are hoping the photographs, which include CCTV images captured around an hour before the incident, might help jog the memory of any potential witnesses who may have seen them walking on the grass verge of the eastbound carriageway at around 2.15pm.

Shortly before the collision - at about 1.20pm - the couple had stopped at Worzals Farm Shop in Walpole Highway. They had separately asked someone to call police.

They were walking barefoot towards King's Lynn on the busy dual carriageway at the time of the crash.

Mr Zaleskas was a factory worker in March, Cambridgeshire, and Ms Karajevaite - a part-time beautician - also worked in a factory in nearby Wisbech. Both were originally from Lithuania and lived locally.

Detective Chief Inspector Paul Durham, who is leading the enquiry, explained: "We now believe that prior to her arriving at Worzals, Nonita was wearing black trousers with a black and white patterned round-neck cardigan.

"She was also wearing yellow-framed designer sunglasses and was barefoot.

"It is thought that, when she got to the layby on the A47 probably, due to the weather, she had taken off her cardigan and rolled up her trousers, which gave them the appearance of leggings.

"A key focus on this enquiry is anyone who may have seen the couple as they made their way along the A47 so, with this new information in mind, I'd be keen to hear from anyone who may have seen Nonita to come forward."

On Wednesday, one lane of the eastbound carriageway was closed while officers carried out a detailed search of the grass verge, recovering items of clothing, documents and a pair of sunglasses, believed to belong to the couple.

Anyone with information can call police on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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