Kimberley Cameron was killed when she was hit by a police car on Friday evening
The family of a 27-year-old woman who died in a car crash with a police vehicle have paid tribute to her today.
Kimberley Cameron, from Aylesbury, died after a crash which took place at just before 5.50pm in Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire, on Friday evening.
The police vehicle was responding to a crash in nearby Waddesdon when it hit Ms Cameron.
Thames Valley Police said that despite the best efforts of medical professionals, Ms Cameron, who was from Aylesbury, died of her injuries at the scene.
The A41 was closed in both directions for several hours as a result of the two crashes.
Today her family issued a tribute to her in which they said: ‘Kimberley was a very much loved daughter, sister, granddaughter, and niece.
‘She was a truly remarkable, independent young woman, who, despite having Type 1 diabetes lived every day to the full and never let it define who she was.
‘She was a passionate cyclist and runner who aspired to be a role model to all diabetics by pushing and challenging her physical limits daily.
‘Kimberley was always positive, full of joy and her smile lit up every room she entered.
The fatal crash occurred at just before 5.50pm on Friday evening on the A41 in Aylesbury
The police vehicle was responding to a crash in nearby Waddesdon when it hit Ms Cameron
‘She touched many hearts and will be truly missed by her family, friends, and work colleagues. We are incredibly proud of the woman she became.
‘On behalf of all of the family, we would like to offer our heartfelt thanks to all of the emergency services, doctors and members of the public who tried to save and comfort Kimberley in the moments before she passed away.
‘It is a comfort to know that she was not alone.’
Kath Abrahams, Director of Engagement & Fundraising at Diabetes UK, said: ‘We are very saddened to hear about the tragic passing of Kimberley Cameron, and our thoughts go out to her family and friends.
‘Kimberley, who lived with type 1 diabetes, was a dedicated fundraiser for Diabetes UK and we are tremendously grateful for her generosity and support..’
Thames Valley Police has made a mandatory referral to the Independent Office for Police Conduct (IOPC).
Police have refered themselves to the force watchdog after Kimberley Cameron was killed having been hit by response car in Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire, on Friday evening (pictured)
Neither officer who was in the vehicle at the time was injured during the incident.
Gold Commander for Thames Valley Police, Chief Superintendent Tim Metcalfe, said on Saturday: ‘This is a tragic incident and my colleagues and I are keenly aware of the shock and impact for the woman’s family and friends. We are thinking of them all at this difficult time.
‘Her family are being supported by specially trained officers, and we would ask for their privacy to be respected.
‘Our officers, who were responding to the Waddesdon incident, are understandably distressed that this happened while they were carrying out their duties as police officers, going to the aid of others.
‘It is too early to speculate on the cause of the collision, but we have made a mandatory referral to the IOPC, and they will conduct a thorough investigation into the circumstances.
‘Thames Valley Police is fully co-operating with this investigation and will continue to do so, and it would not be appropriate to comment further at this time.’
The IOPC has been contacted for comment.
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