Police search for Nathan Davis over Streatham bus stop collision which killed receptionist
A MANHUNT is under way for a man connected to the car which killed a hotel receptionist while she waited at a bus stop in Streatham.
Nathan Davis, 27, is believed to be connected to the Audi A3 which crashed into the bus stop ten minutes after being involved in a collision in Norbury, Croydon.
A Volkswagen Passat collided with a tree London Road at the junction with Ederline Avenue in Croydon at 5.20am on Saturday (December 22).
It is believed that Davis' Audi A3 stopped at the scene of the incident and the driver got out of the car.
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But when plain clothed police officers, who had been on duty nearby, arrived, the driver of the Audi fled the scene in the vehicle.
Officers stayed with the 29-year-old driver of the Volkswagen who suffered serious injuries. He is currently in a stable condition in hospital.
Ten minutes after the collision in London Road the same Audi ploughed into a bus stop in Streatham High Road and killed Vanessa Chango-Alvarez, 31, who was on her way to work at a hotel in central London.
She had stayed at her mother's house in the same road the night before to celebrate the birth of her nephew.
Her brother, Kevin Chango-Alvarez, 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. 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 the police."
A 51-year-old man who was also standing at the bus stop remains in a critical condition in hospital.
The driver of the Audi left the car before police arrived. He has yet to be arrested.
Police have released a picture of Davis in the hope of tracing him.
Detective Inspector Gordon Wallace said: "This was a horrific collision where a young woman was killed outside the family home as she waited for a bus on her way to work.
"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 Nathan Davis in relation to this collision.
"I would urge him to come forward and speak to police."
Det Insp Wallace urged anyone who knows where Davis, or who has any information related to the case, to ring 0800 555 111.