Pictured: Mother, 33, who was killed in A40 Range Rover smash that left driver fighting for life

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The woman killed in the A40 horror crash has been named as 33-year beautician Yagmur Ozden.

The mother of a six-year-old daughter died at the scene after being thrown from a speeding Range Rover that ended up on the rail tracks at Park Royal station in West London on Monday morning.

Police said her next of kin had been informed and they had requested privacy.

A member of the driver Rida Al Mousawi's extended family confirmed to MailOnline Ozden was the woman killed in the accident caught on dashcam.

Ozden had met jewellery store manager Rida Al Mousawi, at a shisha restaurant called the Wish Lounge on Sunday night less than a mile from where the high-speed accident took place at 3.50am on Monday.

Ozden was travelling in his £120,000 4x4 with her friend Zamarod Arif, 26, who also worked as a beautician.

The woman killed in the A40 horror crash has been named as 33-year Yagmur Ozden (pictured)

Pictured: Yagmur Ozden, the mother of a six-year-old daughter, died at the scene after being thrown from a speeding Range Rover that ended up on the rail tracks at Park Royal station

Arif survived the crash with a broken leg and arm with her brother Raza insisting a seat belt had saved her life.

Al Mousawi remains in a coma and in critical condition at St Mary’s Hospital, Paddington.

Until a year ago Ozden worked as a specialist in eyelash extensions at a beauty salon in Kilburn High Road, North London.

The salon closed during the final lockdown of 2021 and Ozden is thought to have continued working from home as a freelance beautician.

A neighbouring shopkeeper remembered her often calling into his store on her way home.

‘She was very chatty and would call in to get food and say she is going home,’ said the shopkeeper.

‘It is tragic what has happened to her and I feel for her young child.’

On her LinkedIn page Ozden described herself as a ‘eyelash extension artist.

Photographs posted to the job site two years ago show the My Studio beauty salon where she worked for a number of years.

Ozden, pictured above, was in the car with driver Rida Al Mousawi and her friend Zamarod Arif

Zamarod Arif (above) was a passenger in the car which crashed in the early hours of Monday

Meanwhile, police continue to appeal for dashcam footage amid speculation that cars were 'racing' in the area. 

The appeal comes as investigators wait for the driver of the Range Rover car involved to come out of a coma so they can speak with him.

Rida Al Mousawi, 24, remains critically ill at St Mary's Hospital in Paddington but his family insist he doesn't drink or take drugs and that a mechanical malfunction could have caused his car to speed out of control. 

Iraqi-born jewellery store manager Al Mousawi was driving a super-charged 4x4 he at around 3.50am on Monday morning when he crashed into a Tesla charging station and parked car where a 56-year-old man was sat inside.

The car then crashed over the public footpath and onto the tracks at Park Royal station.

He reportedly runs the Hiba Jewellery store on London's Edgware Road where he was well-known among other shopkeepers for his love of cars.

The driver, Rida Al Mousawi (pictured), 24, remains in a critical condition in hospital after his £120,000 car flew off the road and burst into flames on Monday, killing a mother-of-one

One told MailOnline: 'He had only recently bought the Range Rover, trading in his Mercedes. The car was the most powerful version, the SVR.

'He is a great guy and we all knew him as he had quite an active social life. He was single.'

Last night the family of Miss Arif, who describes herself as a personal trainer and 'body sculpting expert' who is also studying business, said that she was cut out of the car and remains in hospital with a broken arm and leg.

Dashcam footage shows the moment the performance 4x4 smashed through the barrier on the A40 at 3.48am and into a Tesla dealership, causing thousands of pounds worth of damage.

A 57-year-old man is thought to have been charging his car at the centre when the Range Rover slammed into it. He sustained non-life threatening injuries.

Rescuers at the scene of the crash site where a Range Rover veered off the road onto the Piccadilly Line train track after colliding with a Tesla, at Park Royal Station in West London

Pictured: Land Rover seen on the track after the horror crash in the early hours of Monday

Miss Arif's brother Raza Arif told the Daily Mail: 'I found out at 8am. I got a call from the police to say that my sister had been in an accident. It meant a lot that she survived. That is my blood, that is my flesh, that is my everything.

'I'm very glad and thank God. I can't ask for more.

'As her brother, it makes me feel absolutely frustrated. We are all in a state of shock as to how to comprehend someone doing 100mph in a 40mph zone. It makes no sense, no sense at all.'

A source at Jaguar Land Rover, which manufactures Range Rovers, has told the Mail that the Range Rover could have been travelling at more than 100mph when it flew off the road.

Uber driver Nawaf Ali, who was in the area at the time, described how a woman was 'ejected' from the Range Rover while it flew through the air.

He told MailOnline: 'It looked like she had been ejected out of the car. If I'd been standing a few feet away then I would have been hit. It was like something out of a horror movie, only much worse.'

The Land Rover is pictured from above on the tracks of Park Royal station in West London

The Iraqi-born jewellery store manager had only recently bought the super-charged 4x4 when it careered off the road at up to 120mph on Monday morning, smashed into a Tesla charging station (pictured) and slamming into a parked Tesla where a 56-year-old man was sat inside

Crash investigators are trying to piece together the events leading up to his super charged Range Rover SVR leaving the A40 at high speed.

Witness Katee Moore, 30, was woken a couple of hours before the crash by the noises of loud engines. 

She told the BBC: 'About 2am I was woken up by the noise of cars going on for about an hour and a half.

'There was a Range Rover parked up watching their friend in a BMW spinning around the roundabout.

'Later on we heard this horrendous bang and then all of a sudden the police were there.

'A lot of us went to put flowers down as apparently she's a young mother with a six-year-old child.'

Police stand at the crash site where a Range Rover collided with Tesla and then veered off the road onto the Piccadilly Line train track, near Park Royal Station in West London

Pictured: The view of the horror crash from above with the 4X4 Range Rover was left crushed

Detective Sergeant Jim Hinchcliffe from the Serious Collision Investigation Unit said:

'This remains a live investigation and we continue to investigate the full circumstances of the collision.

'I appreciate there is much speculation around the circumstances, including whether there had been racing in the area beforehand, and all of this forms part of the investigation.'

His colleague Detective Constable Ben Simpson added: 'It is imperative that anyone who witnessed the incident, or who has any dash cam, CCTV or doorbell footage of the moments leading up to it, make contact with the police immediately.

'A person has died and another remains critically ill in hospital and we need the public's help to build our picture of what has happened here.'

A Met Police spokesman said the family of the 33-year-old victim had been informed of her death and asked for their privacy to be respected.

The appeal came as the family of Mr Al Mousawi claim that a mechanical malfunction could have caused his car to speed out of control.

They say Mr Al Mousawi did not drink or take drugs and was well aware of speed cameras on the road and would have no reason to be driving so fast.

An eye witnesses have said the super charged car was travelling at over 100mph.

Police have been unable to take a statement from Mr Al Mousawi.

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