Crash death pair 'hoped for children'
A married couple who were killed in an alleged hit-and-run as they rode a tandem were hoping to start a family, friends have revealed.
Ross and Clare Simons – described by friends as "two peas in a pod" – had just been given the go-ahead to start IVF fertility treatment.
They celebrated the happy news on Saturday night with friends at a meal.
Less than 24 hours later, Mr Simons, 34, and his 30-year-old wife died when their bicycle was in collision with a Citroen Picasso car in Hanham, near Bristol.
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Police said the car struck another vehicle before colliding with Mr and Mrs Simons's bicycle.
The couple, who had been married for about 18 months and had been together for several years, died at the scene of the crash.
A 38-year-old man, who is alleged to have fled after the collision, later handed himself in to police.
He remains in custody, having been arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving.
A 35-year-old woman has also been arrested on suspicion of dangerous driving.
Family friend Diane Pullin, from Kingswood, Bristol, said of the Simons: "They were such a lovely couple. They had just had news that they were able to have fertility treatment. They had everything to live for."