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Man killed in car crash was father-of-two helping unconscious stranger in street

A man who died after a car hit a group of people in Sheffield has been named as father-of-two Christian Marriott

Mr Marriott, 46, had been out for a walk with his wife and two young sons on Wednesday afternoon when he stopped to help a woman lying unconscious in the street.

It is believed the woman had been involved in an altercation between a group of people, according to South Yorkshire Police.

As Mr Marriott was helping the woman, the car then hit him as well as a number of others, including an off-duty midwife, who had also stopped to help.

Following the incident in College Close, Burngreave, a 23-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of murder and a 55-year-old man on suspicion of attempted murder, South Yorkshire Police said.

One of the people injured in the crash is in a serious condition in hospital.

A police cordon on Scott Road, Burngreave, after a 46-year-old man died and several others were injured after a car hit a crowd of people during violence in Sheffield. A 23-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of murder and a 55-year-old man on suspicion of attempted murder, South Yorkshire Police said. Picture date: Thursday December 28, 2023. See PA story POLICE Burngreave. Photo credit should read: Dave Higgens/PA Wire
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A police cordon on Scott Road, Burngreave

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Senior Investigating Officer, DCI Andrew Knowles, said: “This is an utterly heartbreaking case in which a Good Samaritan, who had stepped in to help a stranger in their time of need, has lost his life.

“Chris leaves behind a loving family including his devastated wife and two young sons. We are absolutely determined to secure justice for Chris and his loved ones following this horrific tragedy.”

The woman Mr Marriott was helping remains in hospital in a life-threatening condition.

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