There has been much shock and sadness in the local community following the fatal car crash that took place between Pelsall and Brownhills on the A4124 Pelsall Road last night (Saturday, 11th February 2017).
West Midlands Police this afternoon have released a statement, which I post below.
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If you have any information, please do contact the police, however minor you think it may be.
West Midlands Police issued the following appeal a few minutes ago:
Police are appealing for information after a man died when a car hit a wall in Pelsall last night (Saturday 11 February).
Officers were called to reports a blue Suzuki Swift had struck a wall in Lichfield Road at 7pm.
A passenger in the vehicle, 22-year-old local man Ryan Coney, was confirmed dead at the scene.
In a statement his family said: ‘Ryan was the much loved youngest son of Peter and Vivienne; and younger brother to Lee, Jemma and Tank.
‘He was a keen and talented footballer who was much loved by all who were blessed to have met him.’
Three others in the car suffered non-life threatening injuries.
Officers are appealing for anyone with information and may have seen the vehicle in the lead up to the collision to come forward.
Sergeant Alan Hands, from the West Midlands Police Collision Investigation Unit, said: “A young man has sadly lost his life and we have specialist officers offering his family support.
“We are still at the early stages of this investigation and would ask anyone who may have seen anything to contact us as soon as possible.”
To contact the unit call 101, quoting log 1970 of 11 February, or email FL_COLLISION_INVEST@west-midlands.pnn.police.uk.