Hornchurch man found fiancee dying in the road

The devastated fianc� of the Elm Park woman who died on the A12 found her broken body in the road moments after she left the car for some fresh air.

Adam Sawyer discovered 29-year-old Libusa Husarova, known as Lilly, lying unconscious on the roadside after being hit by a car near Marks Tey, Essex, on Saturday August 11. She had left the couple’s Seat Ibiza a few moments earlier and had seemingly begun walking home.

Adam, 42, said: “I was in shock. It was so devastating.

“I don’t think she was actually going to walk home. She’d never done anything like that before.

“In a few moments, her life was gone.”


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The couple, who lived and worked together at FSL Dry Cleaners in The Broadway, were returning from a concert in Colchester when Adam pulled over in a lay-by so Lilly, who was a passenger in the Seat Ibiza, could be sick. She had been drinking.

After she failed to return, Adam went looking for her.

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When he found his fianc�e’s body he tried to resuscitate her – but ambulance crews pronounced her dead at the scene a short while later.

Paramedics also treated a 44-year-old female car driver, who lives in the Marks Tey area, for shock.

Adam said: “Lilly didn’t know what she was doing. It was a silly mistake that she made.

“She was just the most selfless and caring person. I’ve never met anyone like her in my life.”

Adam said he often worried about Lilly’s drinking because she was diabetic, but that earlier in the day she had told one of her friends she wanted to stop.”

He added: “She wasn’t an alcoholic. She was like a lot of people – she went out and she enjoyed a drink.

“I always thought it was more dangerous for her because she was diabetic.”

The couple met nine years ago when Lilly moved to Elm Park from Slovakia.

They started dating four years ago and had been planning to get married. They intended to sell the business they shared and move out of the area.

Adam said: “She was perfect.

“She came into my life when I’d reached a point where I would rather have been on my own than with someone who was wrong for me, but she made me feel so amazing – like I was alive.”

He added: “Everyone loved her. Everyone who met her in the shop and on the street was friends with her.”

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