Dangerous driving suspect bailed over fatal Lower Gornal crash

By Alex Ross | Dudley | Crime | Published: | Last Updated:

A man suspected of being responsible for a fatal Black Country car crash has been released on bail.

Vikki Jones, aged 30, died in a crash on Wood Road

Vikki Jones, aged 30, died after the smash in Wood Road, Lower Gornal, at around 10.10pm on Friday.

An 11-year-old girl, thought to be Ms Jones' daughter, was taken to hospital with arm injuries and is expected to make a full recovery.

A 21-year-old man arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving was released on police bail last night.

Wood Road is a residential road in Lower Gornal
A bouquet of flowers left next to the crash scene

A BMW, Alfa Romeo and Mitsubishi vehicle were involved in the crash at the junction of Wood Avenue, while two garden walls were also damaged.

Ms Jones was treated at the scene by paramedics but despite their best efforts she was pronounced dead at the scene.

A bouquet of flowers was left at the crash site on Saturday.


Detective Sergeant Paul Hughes, from the West Midlands Police Collision Investigation Unit, said: "This investigation is in its early stages and we are trying to establish exactly what happened, and are appealing to anyone who witnessed the collision and hasn’t yet spoken to us to contact us.

"Our thoughts are with the family of the woman who sadly lost her life. Specialist officers are supporting them at this difficult time."

A knocked-down garden wall on Wood Road


Wood Road resident Adrian Beasley, aged 49, a fire alarm engineer, said: "Everyone in the street is devastated - it has shocked us all."

Mr Beasley has called for traffic calming measures to be installed on the road.

Anyone with information is urged to call police on 101 or email

Alex Ross

By Alex Ross
Investigations Editor - @alexross_star

Investigations Editor at the Express & Star. Everyone has a story - tell me yours.

Sorry, we are not accepting comments on this article.


Top Stories


More from the Express & Star

UK & International News