Daughter pays emotional tribute to 'doting' Ryton man who was struck by a car on motorway near Rugby

Ricky sadly died in hospital in December

Ricky Stewart.
Ricky Stewart.

The daughter of a man who died after he was struck by a car on the M45 has released an emotional tribute to him, as police continue to appeal for witnesses.

Ricky Stewart, aged 65, of Ryton-on-Dunsmore, near Coventry, died in hospital on December 22 after being struck by a car on November 29.

His daughter Naomie Stewart has now released the following tribute and photograph of her father via Northamptonshire Police.

She said: “My dad Ricky will be forever in my heart. He was my hero. His life, his influence, his energy is inextricably linked to mine and I take comfort in that.

“My dad enjoyed fishing, he loved to listen to music, dance around and make people laugh.

“He was a doting grandad to Mason and Dannii and we will forever miss him.”

The collision happened on the M45 on Monday, November 29, between Dunchurch and Kilsby, after Mr Stewart got out of his grey Subaru Outback after it had struck the verge.

While he was on foot, he was then in collision with a black Mercedes E220 travelling on the westbound carriageway.

Detectives from Northamptonshire Police’s Serious Collision Investigation Unit continue to appeal for witnesses or anyone with information or dash cam footage to call the Drivewatch Hotline on 0800 174615.