Search

Hornchurch mother killed in horror crash is named

07:00 04 July 2014

Police at the scene of the crash in Dover, Kent. Picture: Twitter - @Kent_999s

Police at the scene of the crash in Dover, Kent. Picture: Twitter - @Kent_999s

Archant

A woman who died in a terrifyingly freak car crash that saw her vehicle launched 20ft on top of a multi-storey car park has been named as mother-of-two Remi Akinmoyewa, a primary school French teacher.

The car hit a roundabout before landing on the multi-storey car park in Dover. Picture: Twitter -@Kent_999sThe car hit a roundabout before landing on the multi-storey car park in Dover. Picture: Twitter -@Kent_999s

Neighbours have paid tribute to the 32-year-old, of Claydon Court in Petworth Way, Hornchurch, who they described as “absolutely lovely.”

Mrs Akinmoyewa was killed last Thursday morning when her silver Toyota Corolla hit a roundabout and was launched onto the multi-storey car park roof. It was about 30 yards away and 20ft above the A20 road in Dover, Kent.

The car flew across the roof, hitting two vehicles and dropping off the opposite side of the building. Mrs Akinmoyewa, the only person in the car, was found laying on the car park roof and was pronounced dead at the scene.

Neighbours paid tribute to the “lovely” victim, who leaves behind a husband and two young children.

Neighbour Tina Morphew, 53, said: “Remi would help me with my shopping. She was absolutely lovely. Even if it was raining she would get soaking wet helping me, she would insist. It made me cry when I was told. She had two lovely little kids.”

Another neighbour, who did not wish to be named, added: “She would always put herself out for someone.

“No one could believe it when we found out. I saw her the day before. You don’t expect things like that on your doorstep.” Witnesses described their disbelief at seeing the car “tumbling” across the Megger building car park after hitting the Western Heights roundabout.

Brian Rees, whose office at P&O overlooks the car park, told the Recorder: “It is very difficult to understand what happened. For a few seconds I saw a view of the car tumbling in the air as it came over the top deck [of the car park].

“My heart sank as it struck me that in all probability I’d just witnessed a tragedy.”

Mrs Akinmoyewa had travelled over the Dartford Crossing at 8.15am onto the M25, before driving down through Kent to the A20.

Kent police are investigating the incident and appealing for people who saw the car on the road to come forward.

Read more:

Hornchurch woman killed in freak Dover crash

Latest Romford News Stories

Yesterday, 17:12
The 'Pride' sign which was passed among colleagues across several of the Trust’s wards and departments

Staff at both Queen’s and King George Hospital have banded together to celebrate their colleagues from Europe and across the world.

Yesterday, 13:04
The man pictured in Romford on Saturday with a t-shirt which read,

A man pictured wearing a T-shirt that read “Yes we won! Now send them back” has been lambasted by people across the country.

Yesterday, 10:43
Mecca Bingo, High Street, Hornchurch

The fate of a historic bingo hall should be sealed this week as a planning application to tear down the building has been recommended for approval.

Yesterday, 07:00
Joni-Mai Stevens with the bracelets made by her class mates as a charity fundraiser

A community group launched in memory of a little girl who died of a rare bone cancer has become an official charity.

Mon, 16:42
A white van crashed into the Modern Medical Centre on Rush Green Road this afternoon. The surgery is now closed. Credit: Becky Kirby

Police have been called after a van crashed into a medical centre.

Mon, 16:16
Essex Police crest Picture: PA ARCHIVE IMAGES/Ian Nicholson

A Romford man has been charged in connection with Essex Police’s Summer Anti-Drink and Drug Driving campaign at the weekend.

Mon, 15:38
Metro Security is sponsoring the Excellent Customer Service Award at the Havering Business Awards. Here managing director Trevor Wallace collects the 2015 Innovation Award

Businesses are being given an extra week to bid for award success.

Mon, 15:31
The Scout Association in Collier Row was flooded after the River Rom burst its banks last week

Nearly 100 beavers, cubs and scouts have been left without a home after a scout hall was completely flooded, causing thousands of pounds worth of damage.

Newsletter Sign Up

Most read news

HOT JOBS

Show Job Lists

News from your area

WW100

Click on the banner above for full coverage of the centenary commemorations of the outbreak of the First World War.

Competitions

£15k prize bundle

Imagine having the opportunity to win an incredible £15,000 bundle of some of the most amazing prizes available. Well, for one lucky contest entrant that dream could soon become a reality because we at MyOffers are offering an incredible free prize bundle that will make even the most hardened person wild with excitement.

Win a BMW 1 series

There are fewer cars currently on the market more stylish and exciting than the BMW. Known all over the world as one of the best car manufacturers, the BMW is renowned for sleek designs and fantastic high quality workmanship.

Digital Edition

cover

Enjoy the
Romford Recorder
e-edition today

Subscribe