Who was Melissa Burr?
Melissa Burr has been named as the woman who reportedly died when two buses crashed into each other in London. Burr, from Rainham in Kent, was killed outside Victoria Railway Station on Tuesday morning.
The pedestrian died while two others were treated in hospital and a fourth was checked at the scene.
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How old was Melissa Burr?
Melissa Burr was 32 years old at the time of death.
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Ms. Burr had been in a relationship with James Watson since May 14, 2018, according to her Facebook. The couple had only last month visited Mayrhofen in Austria and posed for pictures outside a bar.
Mr. Watson has been a Smart Meter engineer at Quinn Infrastructure Services in London since April, his profile says. The Chelsea fan is from Medway in Kent.
#APPEAL | Melissa Burr, aged 32, from Rainham, Kent died after a collision outside Victoria Railway Station on Tuesday
Her family have described her as “a kind and thoughtful soul, who had a quirky charm.”
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Her heartbroken family said in a statement today: ‘We are absolutely devastated by the loss and the hole that this incident has left in our lives.
‘Melissa was a kind and thoughtful soul had a quirky charm with such a bright future ahead of her.
‘As a family, we naturally want to understand how such a tragedy occurred, but for now, we just want time and space to mourn our beautiful Melissa and send her to rest with her late father.’
What Happened To Melissa Burr?
Detective Constable Chris May of Met’s Serious Collision Investigation Unit said: ‘This tragic incident claimed the life of a young woman and our thoughts are with her family at this sad time.
‘We are continuing to piece together the circumstances surrounding this collision and I am very keen to hear from any witnesses who have not yet spoken with police. If you have information please don’t hesitate to get in touch.’
Witnesses raced to help after the crash involving the 507 bus to Waterloo and another going the other way at 8.25 am. Ms. Burr was pronounced dead at 9 am. One witness was traveling on another bus when she ‘heard a bang’ and saw a woman ‘underneath one of the vehicles. She said: ‘She had a dark floral skirt and blonde hair.:
The witness said the bus she was traveling on left moments later.