Police name 94-year-old man who died in Finchley Road crash

Four months on, police release further appeal for witnesses

Thursday, 8th August 2019 — By Samantha Booth

Finchley Road crash

Police at the scene in April. Credit: @MPSCamden

A 94-YEAR-OLD man who died after being hit by a lorry on Finchley Road four months ago has been named by police.

Alex Odogwu, who lived locally, died on April 4 this year at the scene of the crash outside Finchley Road and Frognal Overground station.

Police were called to Finchley Road at 3.10pm to reports of a lorry in collision with a pedestrian.

The driver of the lorry stopped at the scene and continues to assist police with enquiries. There have been no arrests.

Police are keen for anyone with dash cam footage, or who witnessed the incident, to come forward.

Investigating officer Detective Constable Sid Acharya, of the Met’s Roads and Transport Policing Command, said: “This collision took place on a busy road and I am sure that there are people out there who have information that could help complete the picture we are building of the sequence of events that led to Mr Odogwu’s death.

“If you have any information at all, not matter how insignificant it may seem, please call me.”

Anyone with information should call Serious Collision Investigation Unit on 020 8246 9820.

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