A football steward for West Bromwich Albion has died after being hit by a car at an accident blackspot where an elderly couple were killed this year.
Mick Hodgetts, 54, was hit by a car at the junction of the A4123 Wolverhampton Road and Brandhall Road in Oldbury at around 9.43pm on Saturday night.
He had been crossing the road when he was hit.
Mr Hodgetts, from Queensway, Oldbury, was treated by paramedics at the scene, but later died in hospital.
The club today paid tribute to assistant chief steward Mr Hodgetts who has worked at The Hawthorns for a number of years during the club’s home games.
Mark Miles, West Bromwich Albion’s head of facility operations and development, said: “The club is saddened to hear of the passing of assistant chief steward Mick Hodgetts.
“Mick was an integral part of our matchday operation and worked for the club for a significant number of years.
“Our thoughts are with his family and friends at this difficult time.”
Friends also took to Facebook to pay tribute to the former pupil of Perryfileds High School.
Anthony Bryan from Oldbury said: “Woke up to some shocking news. R.I.P ‘Odge . Never met anyone who could make people laugh by just being themselves. Top bloke and will be sadly missed.”
Another friend Mark Macdonald added: “R.I.P to my great mate Mickey Springyed Hodgetts, true Brandhall, gone but not forgotten.”
Fellow Albion fan, Barry Evetts said: “R.I.P our Micky, you will be sadly missed. Love you loads.”
On May 23, much-loved 81-year-old church minister Rev John Bedford and his wife Audrey, 82, were killed at the same location when the grey Volvo they were driving was in collision with an Audi.