A 23-YEAR-old woman has died following a hit-and-run in West London.
Police and paramedics were scrambled to the A40 Westway in White City, London, just before 10am today where they found the woman lying in the road.
A 23-year-old woman has died following a hit-and-run in West LondonCredit: LNP
Officers are calling for anyone who may saw what happened to come forwardCredit: LNP
The crash took place on the A40 Westway in West LondonCredit: LNP
Officers said they understood she had been knocked down and killed by a driver who sped off, leaving her to die.
Tragically the woman was declared dead at the scene.
Her body was taken to a nearby hospital mortuary where a pathologist will perform a post mortem examination to ascertain the exact cause of her death.
The woman’s family have been told.
Police investigating the fatal hit-and-run have now publicly appealed for help from commuters to try and identify the killer driver.
A spokesman for the Metropolitan Police said: “Officers are appealing for witnesses to come forward following a fatal fail-to-stop collision in west London.
“Police were called to Wood Lane near to the junction with the A40 Westway at 9.56am today following reports of a person in the carriageway.
“Officers attended along with paramedic crews from the London Ambulance Service and found a woman, believed to be aged 23 years, who was pronounced dead at the scene.”
They added: “Initial inquiries suggest her injuries were caused as a result of a road traffic collision.
“No vehicles stopped at the scene and an investigation is underway.”
Anyone who witnessed the crash is urged to call 101, giving the reference 2081/19OCT.
Drivers who were in the area at the time are also encouraged to check any dash-cam footage they may have.
Local road closures are in place, including the Westway westbound, and motorists are encouraged to avoid the area.
Road closures are now in placeCredit: LNP
Police have appealed for witnesses to come forwardCredit: LNP