The family of a “wonderful” young mum-of-two who was killed in a suspected hit and run while on a rare night out are in a “living nightmare”.
Rhiannon Hall, 21, was fatally injured while she was out with friends shortly after 10pm on October 16.
She spent six nights in the intensive care unit at St George’s Hospital, south London with serious life threatening injuries.
The mum’s family made the heart-wrenching decision to turn off her life support at 11.11am last Thursday.
She missed her eldest daughter Nilah’s third birthday party on Wednesday and also leaves behind youngest daughter Marlie, one.
A GoFundMe page has raised more than £7,000 for the grieving family and her two daughters “who now face a future without their Mummy”.
Organiser and friend Jackie Smithers paid tribute to Rhiannon in the page description.
“Rhiannon, only 21 years old, mother of two beautiful girls and partner to Kahmarl, was having a rare night out with some friends when the horrific incident took place,” she wrote.
“Rhiannon absolutely adored her family and was a wonderful mother to her girls.
“This incident has turned Rhiannon’s family upside down, they are in a living nightmare.
“Her friends, some who were witness to the this dreadful event, are in absolute shock that this has happened.”
Scotland Yard said a driver failed to stop after the collision but was arrested a short while after the crash on suspicion of drink driving.
He was taken to a police station for questioning and has since been released under investigation.
Dozens of grieving friends and relatives paid tribute to the young woman.
“I have known Rhiannon since she was a little girl when her mum and was my sisters best friend,” one woman wrote.
“She grew into a beautiful woman and our thoughts and prayers go to Carly and Rhiannon’s partner and children.”
Another person added: “Me and Rhiannon met while pregnant with Nilah.
“We became friends and our little girls had lovely play dates.
“I will miss her.”
Detectives are appealing for any witnesses to the crash in Cheam, south London to come forward.
Detective Constable Jenny Burr, of the Met’s Serious Collision Investigation Unit, said: “Our thoughts are first and foremost with Rhiannon’s family and friends at this truly tragic time for them.
“We are committed to establishing the circumstances of the collision and are still asking for witnesses and dash cam footage.
“Please come forward with any piece of information, even if you think it doesn’t seem relevant.
“You could help get answers for a grieving family and greatly assist our enquiries.”
Anyone with information should call 101.