Woman charged after Brownhills death smash

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A woman has been charged after a 24-year-old man died after being knocked down on a main road in Brownhills by a car while walking home from a night out.

Jamey Coleman, of Springhill Road, Brownhills, was knocked down on the A5 Watling Street at about 3.20am on March 30 on his way back from the nearby White Horse pub.

Now a woman has been charged with failing to stop at the scene of a collision, failing to report a collision and driving without a licence.

Bethany Ward, aged 23, of Bentons Lane, Walsall is due to appear before Walsall Magistrates' Court on September 18.

Following the crash, friends rushed back to the White Horse pub to raise the alarm, while others tried to help him as he lay at the roadside.

The former Brownhills School pupil was often seen on nights out in the area.

He was described by sister Simone as 'a kind hearted young man, always up for a laugh' and always had a cheeky smile on his face'.

A fundraising appeal in Mr Coleman's memory has raised more than £2,000 for the brain injury charity Headway.

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