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Man killed in West Bromwich crash named as Anthony Whitehouse

By Dayna Farrington | West Bromwich | News | Published:

A man killed when he was hit by a car in the Black Country has been named as Anthony Whitehouse.

Police at the scene of the collision in Newton Road, in West Bromwich. Photo: SnapperSK

Mr Whitehouse was walking along Newton Road, in West Bromwich, just before 9.30pm on July 16, when he was struck near to the junction of Wigmore Lane.

The 27-year-old, from the Stone Cross area, suffered serious injuries and died at the scene. His family are being supported by specialist officers.

The driver of a grey Audi A7, which was involved in the crash, stopped at the scene and is assisting with the investigation.

Police at the scene of the collision in Newton Road, in West Bromwich. Photo: SnapperSK

DC Jamie Simon, from West Midlands Police's Serious Collision Investigation Unit, said: "We are still reviewing CCTV to work out what happened last week to result in the tragic loss of life.

“I am trying to trace the driver of a silver four door saloon car that was overtaken by the grey Audi A7 shortly before the collision. We think they are a key witness and need to hear from them.

“It’s possible the car was a Mercedes and it was travelling on Newton Road coming away from West Bromwich at about 9.22pm. It had joined the road from Holyhedge Road and would have been overtaken by the Audi in the immediate moments before the collision.”

Anyone with information is urged to call West Midlands Police on 101 or email fl_collision_invest@west-midlands.pnn.police.uk, quoting log number 4636 of July 17.

Alternatively, call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.

Dayna Farrington

By Dayna Farrington
Senior reporter based at Wolverhampton

Reporter for the Express & Star based at Wolverhampton.

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