Allan Frampton named as Chelmsford Mercedes Benz crash victim
The family of a man thought to have been deliberately knocked down in a crash have said they "cannot begin to understand" his death.
Allan Frampton, 60, of Hatfield Peverel, was walking along Osea Way in Chelmsford on Saturday when he was hit by a Mercedes Benz.
He has been described as "loving and caring" in a family tribute.
A 63-year-old man arrested on suspicion of murder is receiving medical treatment.
A post-mortem examination has proved inconclusive and further tests will be carried out to establish the cause of Mr Frampton's death, Essex Police said.
The family said: "We can't even begin to understand the events that took place on Saturday evening.
"A loving father, caring partner and doting granddad was taken from us far too early.
"With so much to look forward to, his life was cruelly taken away."
Police have asked for witnesses to contact them.