Update: Police appeal for witnesses following double death Chadwell Heath crash

PUBLISHED: 11:23 03 July 2013 | UPDATED: 17:26 04 July 2013

Floral tributes left at the scene of an accident

Floral tributes left at the scene of an accident


Police are appealing for witnesses following the road accident which killed a teenage pedestrian and a driver.

Lauren (left) with her best friend MollyLauren (left) with her best friend Molly

Officers are urging anyone who saw the collision between Steve Tilbury’s grey Ford Transit van and Lauren Brown on Friday evening to come forward.

Lauren was walking along Crow Lane, near the junction of Whalebone Lane South, at around 9.50pm, when Steve, who was travelling west, struck the Havering College health and beauty student.

Chadwell Heath Grandfather Steve, 51, died at the scene, while Lauren, 16, of Crow Lane, died in hospital.

Detective Sergeant Helen Lambert from the Road Death Investigation Unit, based at Chadwell Heath, said:

Steve TilburySteve Tilbury

“I am appealing to anyone who was in the area at the time of this collision and saw what happened to speak to police.”

Post-mortem examinations will be scheduled in due course, said a police spokesman.

Tributes have continued to pour in for the victims. Shayo and Chrissy, pupils of Lauren’s former school, St Edward’s, said: “We want her to rest in peace.

“She was a happy person to be around – really nice. She was always a shoulder to cry on. She liked to party and she was very social.”

Anyone with information about the accident should call the witness appeal line on 020 8597 4874 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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