A MUCH-loved and popular pub landlady died after being hit by a BMW.

Fifty-year-old Teresa Grimes died on Saturday night following a crash on West End High Street.

She was on the pavement near West End Brewery where she worked.

Teresa was pronounced dead at the scene just before 11pm.

Mourners have been laying flowers and tributes outside the pub.

Daily Echo: Teresa Grimes with step-daughter, Jessica Lampard.Teresa Grimes with step-daughter, Jessica Lampard. (Image: Family handout)

One of the notes left on the flowers said: "Always and forever. Our beautiful T. We love you "mi amiga". We love you Ol, Bri and all family. We are here."

Another read: "Rest in peace T. Sadly taken. We shall miss you very much. Heartfelt sympathies to all family. Love John and Julie."


Residents and shop owners in the area told the Echo of the moment the crash happened and the emergency response.

One local who works at West End Keys, just up the road from where the crash happened, said he’d seen her just three hours before she died at the pub.

“It is terrible”, he added.

“We heard the bang and we knew something serious had happened.

“Police and everything had arrived.”

Another West End resident added: “We heard the impact and then I saw the huge response.

Daily Echo: Flowers left at scene of crash in West End which killed 50-year-old woman. Flowers left at scene of crash in West End which killed 50-year-old woman. (Image: Newsquest)

“We know she is very well-loved and popular. It’s so sad that the poor family has gone through this loss.

“We just feel really deeply saddened for the family.”

A 28-year-old Southampton man was arrested at the scene on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving, driving a motor vehicle with alcohol above the limit, driving while unfit through drink, and driving a vehicle while unfit through drugs.

He has since been released under investigation.

Daily Echo: Scene of crash in West End which killed 50-year-old woman.Scene of crash in West End which killed 50-year-old woman. (Image: Newsquest)

Another note on the flowers read: “Rest in peace lovely lady. Love from the Tilers.”

A nearby shop worker told the Echo that their son had been in the pub that night for the England V France World Cup match.

“He was served by her. He came down to watch the game.

“Everybody I know of spoke very highly of her.”

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