THE cause of death of a pedestrian who was killed in a crash on the A420 has been released by the coroner.

John Foyle, 37, from London, died after a crash on the A420 in Besselsleigh at about 10pm on Wednesday, May 29. 

An inquest opening at Oxford Coroners Court on Thursday (June 13) heard that the geophysicist had been crossing the road outside The Greyhound Pub which he was struck by a car.

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A Thames Valley Air Ambulance staff member verified his death.

During the inquest opening, it was heard that his cause of death has been provided as ‘head injury’.

Following the crash, Thames Valley Police released a tribute to John on behalf of his family.

The statement said: “John was the most loved and loving son, brother, husband and father to his most precious sons Oscar and Louis.

“He was loved by all of his family, close friends and colleagues and to all who knew and loved him.

“We would like to thank everyone who was with John at the scene to try and help save him.”

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The tribute asked that the privacy of the family be respected at this difficult time. 

A 60-year-old man from Coventry has been arrested on suspicion of causing death by careless driving. He has been released under investigation.

Area coroner Nicholas Graham has set a date for a full inquest to take place on November 19 at 10am.