Actress Joanna Reyes Killed By Range Rover As She Left West End Show Rehearsals

'Beyond heartbroken is an understatement.'

A woman who died after she was hit by a car in east London has been named as a singer tipped for West End fame.

Talent agency PMA London announced the death of Joanna Reyes on Twitter on Friday.

She was leaving a rehearsal for the comedy musical Urinetown at Shoreditch’s City Academy when she was struck and killed at around 11.30pm on Thursday.

The 37-year-old was pronounced dead at the scene on Commercial Road around half an hour later.

Her agent Linda Bradley told the Evening Standard the actress had been “drafted in last minute” to rehearse after another performer dropped out on Thursday evening.

Bradley added: “There is nothing words can say at this moment to soften this tragic early loss of a beautiful life.

“Joanna was the most vibrant person who has now left a huge void in everyone’s lives. Beyond heartbroken is an understatement.”

It is believed Reyes was standing on an island in the middle of the road when she was hit by a white Range Rover Sport.

The 44-year-old male driver was arrested at the scene on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving and taken to an east London police station.

Detectives from the Serious Collision Investigation Unit based at Chadwell Heath are investigating.

Anyone who witnessed the collision is asked to contact the witness appeal line on 020 83453 4955.