Swindon woman hit by lorry on A303 named
- 30 July 2014
- From the section Wiltshire
A woman who died after her broken down car was hit from behind by a lorry in Wiltshire has been formally identified.
Polish-born Mariola Martin, 53, who had lived in Swindon for 35 years, had stopped in the inside lane of the A303 Mere Bypass on Sunday.
An articulated lorry struck her Mazda MX-5 and she died at the scene.
A 51-year-old man from Devon was arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving and later released on bail pending further inquiries.
Paying tribute to her in a statement, Ms Martin's family said: "Mariola was a vibrant and energetic woman that loved life.
"Born in Poland into a family of 9 siblings, she was a spirited and confident child who went on to study catering at college where she developed amazing culinary skills.
"She will be missed by all of her family and friends who loved her deeply for her innocence, charm and exuberance."