The family of a “irreplaceable” woman who died after being hit by a car has paid tribute.

Eileen Tyler, 55, died last Thursday (January 20) after she was hit by a car in London Road, Abridge.

A man, 61, from Ongar, was arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving and driving while unfit through drink or drugs.

He has since been released under investigation.

In a statement, her family said: “Our wonderful mum, wife, nanny, sister, auntie & cherished friend Eileen who is totally irreplaceable.

“She has left a huge hole in all our lives, but will forever be in our hearts.

“We ask that you please respect our privacy at this extremely difficult time.”

Anyone with information about the incident is asked to report it online at or call the non-emergency number 101, quoting 939 of January 20.