A couple killed in a hit-and-run were "childhood sweethearts" who will be "forever" missed.
Their family said they had been "left inconsolable" by the loss of their "parents, grandparents and best friends". The pair, of Heaton, Newcastle, were preparing to celebrate their diamond wedding anniversary next year as well as Mr Nickerson's 80th birthday.
In a statement, their family said: "As childhood sweethearts they married and raised three children together while working hard to build up their own family business, Clarks Home Bakery. A year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving and released while investigations continue.
A second man, 24, who was arrested on suspicion of assisting an offender also remains under investigation. Send your story ideas to northeastandcumbria bbc. Newcastle hit-and-run victim dies after crash killed wife.
Man arrested over fatal Newcastle hit-and-run. Woman, 75, killed and man injured in Newcastle hit-and-run. Mrs Nickerson died at the scene and her husband later died in hospital.
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