Posted on 1st December 2018
A 26-year-old woman who died following a collision with a car in Kedleston Road has been named as Chloe Hufton.
Tragically Chloe was confirmed to have died at the scene of the incident last night (Nov 30). Specialist officers are supporting Chloe’s family and our thoughts are with them and her friends at this difficult time.
Chloe was studying for a Masters in English at the University of Derby and has been praised as a “popular, energetic and knowledgeable” student.
Professor Kathryn Mitchell, Vice-Chancellor of the University of Derby, said: “We are devastated by the loss of Chloe, who was studying an Integrated Masters degree in English with us.
“She was very popular and an energetic, knowledgeable and witty contributor to discussion; she loved the challenge of new ideas and would often be the first to grasp a complex concept and run with it. Chloe will be greatly missed by staff and students.
“Our thoughts and heartfelt condolences go out to her family and friends as they begin to come to terms with this tragic event. We will continue to offer and provide support to anyone within our University community who knew Chloe or has been affected by the incident.”
Officers were called to Kedleston Road yesterday evening at 6.20pm to reports that a pedestrian and a white Audi RS5 had been in collision.
Detective Sergeant Scott Riley, the officer leading the investigation said: “I would first like to pass on my own condolences to Chloe’s family and friends at this most difficult of times. She was clearly a bright, popular woman who had her whole life ahead of her and I know she will be deeply missed.
“I would also like to thank the staff at the University of Derby who helped immeasurably during last night’s incident by opening their doors to our officers and witnesses to the incident.
“Their actions ensured that witnesses were well cared for and that officers were able to conduct the investigation quickly and efficiently.
“A 33-year-old man from Derby, who was arrested on suspicion of causing death by driving without due care under the influence of drugs, has since been released under investigation as our enquiries continue.
“I would ask anyone who has any information about this incident, no matter how inconsequential it may seem, to come forward using the contact details below.”
If you have any information which may assist with our enquiries, please get in touch using one of the following non-emergency contact methods.
Please quote the reference number 18*580651 and the name of the officer in the case DS Riley, in any correspondence.
You can also call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
Please note in the event of an emergency you should always call 999.