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Charlie Brown’s crash victim named as 35-year-old Ilford woman

PUBLISHED: 12:57 22 November 2016 | UPDATED: 12:58 22 November 2016

Floral tributes left for the woman who was knocked down by a lorry while trying to cross the Southend Road at Charlie Brown's roundabout.

Floral tributes left for the woman who was knocked down by a lorry while trying to cross the Southend Road at Charlie Brown's roundabout.

Archant

The pedestrian who was tragically killed in a lorry crash at Charlie Brown’s roundabout on November 14 has been named as 35-year-old Sampa Das from Ilford.

She had been reportedly dropping her children off at school, before she was involved in a collision with a lorry at 9am, at the junction with Southend Road, South Woodford.

Mrs Das, of Bangladeshi origin, was found severely injured, and was pronounced dead at the scene by emergency services.

A post-mortem examination on Thursday, at East Ham Mortuary, gave the cause of death as multiple injuries.

The driver of the lorry, a 45-year-old man, was arrested at the scene on suspicion of driving under the influence of drugs and death by careless driving.

He was taken into custody at an east London police station and subsequently bailed.

Floral tributes have since appeared at the scene of her death.

After the incident Cllr Ian Bond (LD, Roding) reiterated the importance of more safety measures at the roundabout.

He told the Recorder: “I have been asking for action at the roundabout for years and this tragic incident just underlines that Transport for London (TfL) need to ensure changes are made, as they have promised, by 2018.”

Would you like to leave a tribute for Mrs Das? Email ralph.blackburn@archant.co.uk.

Police are still investigating the circumstances of her death.

Anyone with information should contact them on 101 or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.


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