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Taxi driver Patrick Sturtivant killed on Stonehenge trip

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Image caption Mr Sturtivant had crossed the road with his passengers to take a closer look at Stonehenge

A taxi driver who suffered fatal head injuries when he was hit by a car near Stonehenge had been showing two US tourists where best to take photographs of the monument, an inquest has heard.

Patrick Sturtivant, 37, from New Tredegar, near Caerphilly, stopped at a byway on the A303 to let his passengers take pictures on 29 August.

They all crossed the road, but when they returned he was hit by a car.

The inquest in Salisbury was told he died from a traumatic brain injury.

The driver of the car - a Mercedes - and the tourists were not injured.

Mr Sturtivant was airlifted to Southampton General Hospital but died the next day in the intensive care unit.

The inquest was adjourned.

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