A woman killed with her three dogs when they were hit by an Audi in Chelsea, west London, has been named.
Olivia Riley, from Suffolk, was identified by Scotland Yard on Sunday. The 41-year-old’s family is assisted by specialized agents.
The driver of the car. a 26-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving.
Officers were called to Cheyne Walk at 6:21 am Saturday due to reports of a collision involving a pedestrian, animals and a vehicle. The car also destroyed a traffic light before coming to a stop.
Ms Riley was found dead at the scene and the dogs, all golden retrievers, died as a result of their injuries, the Metropolitan Police said.
A cordon had been placed at the crime scene on the Cheyne Walk, a historic mansion-lined road that stretches along the River Thames, on Saturday afternoon.
Forensic officers were spotted at the intersection where Albert Bridge and Chelsea Embankment meet, and a blue forensics tent was standing in the road.
Former residents of the affluent street, where house prices average £3.5 million, include actors and writers such as Laurence Olivier, TS Eliot and Ian Fleming.
Most of the houses on the road were built in the early 18th century. Before the 19th century construction of Chelsea Embankment, which runs before it, the houses stood on the Thames.
A post on the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea Twitter account said: “We are saddened to hear of the tragic collision at Cheyne Walk. Our thoughts are with the family and friends of the woman involved”.
Greg Hands, the Conservative MP for Chelsea and Fulham, said: “Terrible fatal car accident this morning in Chelsea. I suspect the (unnamed) victim was from nearby so I am available to help her family and next of kin. help. My thoughts are with them all.”
The police have launched a witness appeal.