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Tributes left on Dudley road where woman in 20s killed in suspected hit-and-run

Tributes have been left at the scene where a woman in her 20s was killed in a suspected hit-and-run.

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Four floral tributes were left on a set of railings on Thorns Road

Residents have today spoken of their sadness following the incident on the A4036 Thorns Road in Quarry Bank on Friday.

The woman in her 20s was on a pedestrian crossing, when she was struck at around 8pm on Friday night. Despite ambulance crews' efforts she died at the scene.

Floral tributes had been left on railings next to the scene of the collision, which saw the road closed throughout the night while an investigation was carried out.

An 18-year-old motorist suspected of leaving the scene in a vehicle was arrested a short time later on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving, failing to stop and driving while unfit through drink or drugs. West Midlands Police on Sunday said no charges had yet been laid and the man had been released police bail pending further inquiries.

It's not the first time that someone has died after being struck by a car on that stretch of road, which runs past Merry Hill and out towards Lye and Halesowen.

In August 2021, 50-year-old Ion Baronescu died after being struck by a Mercedes, while 15-year-old Ruby Davies died three days after being hit by a car in November last year.

Residents living nearby told of their sadness at another tragedy taking place near to their homes.

Another woman, who asked not to be named, said: "I didn't see the accident myself, but I did see the police cordoning off the area later and I've just heard about the girl. It's terrible."

The tributes were left near the site of the crossing where the incident happened

A man living nearby also said those involved in fatal crashes would live in his memory forever.

A woman living near the crossing said she had seen the aftermath, with lots of people crowding around to help the woman.

She said: "My neighbour called over to tell me there had been an accident and that someone needs help, so I came out to see what had happened and there were loads of people surrounding her, then loads of police and ambulances.

"I feel really bad for her family."

Anyone with information who has not yet spoken to the officers should contact them via the force website quoting log 4547 of 29/9.

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