Police appeal for witnesses to fatal Sedgley crash

Detectives investigating a fatal crash in Sedgley have again appealed for witnesses to come forward.

A 64-year-old man died after being hit by a car in the collision, which happened at around 8.30pm on 26 January on Tipton Road, Sedgley. 

His wife, aged 61, was also injured and is recovering in hospital.

The man’s family have now paid to the ‘much-loved husband, father and son-in-law”’. They said:

"We respectfully ask for privacy at this difficult time.

"He was a highly skilled, knowledgeable and selfless family man; he was kind and would do anything for anybody. 

"He will be greatly missed by his family and the whole community. 

"His wife suffered significant injuries, she is in hospital receiving treatment and is making a slow but steady recovery. 

"The family would like to thank passers-by who stopped to assist and thank them for their kindness and quick actions immediately following the fatal incident.

"We request if anyone has any information, please come forward to help the police with their investigation.”

Det Sgt Paul Hughes, from our serious collision investigation unit, added: "We are continuing to follow a number of lines of enquiry, and I would again urge anyone who was in the area and may have seen what happened to come forward.  

“I can now confirm that we have recovered a green Subaru Impreza, which we believe was the car involved.

“I believe there were a number of people in the car at the time and I would specifically ask for any information about their identity.  

“I would also appeal directly to the people in the car. Now is the time to do the right thing and come forward.

“This family deserve answers. They have suffered an immense personal loss and whilst the woman is making a steady recovery the psychological effect felt by all involved cannot be underestimated."

A man aged 33 has been arrested and released on bail as part of the investigation. 

Anyone with information can message officers on Live Chat at west-midlands.police.uk between 8am and midnight, or call 101, quoting log number 4060 of 26 January.


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