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Arrest over bus stop crash death

ARREST: Nathan Davis is linked to incident which left one woman dead and two men injured

POLICE HAVE arrested a man in connection with the death of a woman hit by a car as she waited at a bus stop in south London.

Nathan Davis, 27, is linked to the Audi A3 which killed hotel receptionist Veronica Vanessa Chango-Alvarez, 31, in Streatham on Dec 22.

The same car was involved in a collision in nearby Norbury 10 minutes earlier.

Davis attended a police station today (Dec 27) and was arrested in connection with the investigation. He is currently in custody.

It is understood that at around 5:20am on December 22, a Volkswagen Passat car was in collision with a tree in London Road at the junction with Ederline Avenue, Croydon.

The Audi A3 stopped at the scene of the incident and the driver is believed to have gotten out of the car.

Plain clothes officers, who had been on duty nearby, identified themselves as police officers. Upon the arrival of police, the driver of the Audi made off from the scene in his car.

Officers stayed with the injured 29-year-old male driver of the VW. London Ambulance Service attended the scene and he was taken to hospital where he is now in a stable condition.


KILLED: Vanessa Chango-Alvarez

At around 5:30am, the same Audi was involved in a collision with two people on Streatham High Road, SW16. Police officers, London Ambulance Service and London Fire Brigade attended.

Ms Chango-Alvarez - believed to have been standing at a bus stop on Streatham High Road - was pronounced dead at the scene. The 31-year-old was staying at her mother's home in Streatham High Road, SW16.

A post-mortem examination the following day gave cause of death as multiple injuries.

A 51-year-old man - also believed to have been at the bus stop - was taken by ambulance to a south London hospital, where his condition remains critical.

The driver of the car left the scene before officers' arrival. The damaged Audi was abandoned at the scene.

Ms Chango-Alvarez's brother Kevin Raul Chango-Alvarez said: “On Saturday 22nd December, our family lost my sister Veronica (aged 31 years). Veronica died when she was hit by a car outside of our family home. My family has had its heart torn out, at this Christmas time, we will never be the same again.

“On Friday night we were together as a family with Veronica meeting her newly born nephew and preparing for Christmas. I last saw her alive as she left to go to work on Saturday morning, but moments later I was holding her hand as she passed away in the street. We as a family are devastated at our loss.

“The driver did not stay around to help my sister. My family and I appeal to anyone who knows him or who has any information as to his whereabouts to come forward and contact police.”

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