Streatham bus stop crash: Nathan Davis sought over car

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Media captionBus stop crash victim's family speak of their loss

A man with links to a car that was involved in a fatal bus stop crash in south London is being sought by police.

Veronica Vanessa Chango-Alverez, 31, was killed and another man injured when an Audi A3 struck them in Streatham High Road at 05:30 GMT on Saturday.

Ten minutes before the crash the car was in London Road, Croydon, when a Volkswagen Passat collided with a tree.

Police want to trace Nathan Davis, 27, who they say has links to the Audi. The car was abandoned at the scene.

Ms Chango-Alverez died from multiple injuries, a post-mortem examination found.

No arrests have been made as yet, police said.

Ms Chango-Alverez was staying at her mother's home in Streatham High Road.

She was born in Ecuador and had lived in London for 13 years, BBC London reporter Gareth Furby said. At the time of the crash, she was on her way to work in a hotel.

'Heart torn out'

The remains of the bus stop, which was extensively damaged in the crash, have been removed.

Image caption Nathan Davis has been linked to the Audi which was involved in the crash

Flowers have been left at the site in tribute to the victim.

A statement from her brother Kevin Raul Chango-Alverez said: "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."

Describing the crash as "horrific" Det Insp Gordon Wallace, said: "The family are devastated. The memory of this senseless death will be with them each time they leave their home.

"The driver fled the scene abandoning the grey Audi, which was extensively damaged.

"We are looking to speak to Mr Nathan Davis in relation to this collision."

The 51-year-old man injured at the bus stop remains in a critical condition in hospital while the condition of the 29-year-old driver of the Volkswagen is now stable.

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