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Family pay tribute after fatal hit-and-run in Whitmore Reans

The family of a 63-year-old pedestrian who died following a hit-and-run collision in Wolverhampton has today paid tribute to him.

Police are appealing for witnesses after Peter Salter, who was known as Pete, was found with serious injuries in Evans Street, Whitmore Reans, at about 10.05pm on Saturday (26 October).

Peter Salter

Despite the best efforts of emergency services Mr Salter was sadly pronounced dead at the scene.

A silver Mercedes which is believed to have been involved in the collision was recovered nearby and a 48-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving.

The man has been released under investigation.

Mr Salter's family today said: "Peter Salter, who was known as Pete, was 63 years of age and married. He lived in Whitmore Reans with his wife Mary. He worked as a painter decorator and handy man. 

"He had many friends in the area and was a very friendly person who always had time for a chat - he was well known in the local Asda by all the staff members from meeting his wife from work. 

"Pete also did a lot of charity work with his wife, including running the conservatory in West Park for over two years. 

"They then went on to work with the Alzheimer’s Society with whom he would have been doing an event this Saturday in the West Park. 

"He is a great loss to all who knew him and will be sadly missed by all.”

PC David Hand, from West Midlands Police collision investigation unit, said: “We are investigating the circumstances of what happened.

"There were a number of witnesses at the scene, but I would like to appeal for anyone who saw the collision or the vehicle involved to come forward if they have not done so already.

"We would also be interested to hear from anyone who may have dashcam footage that captured any part of the incident.

"The family of Mr Salter are being supported by specialist officers, and our thoughts are with them at this time.”

Enquiries are on-going and anyone with information can contact the Collision Investigation team at FL.COLLISION_INVEST@west-midlands.pnn.police.uk quoting log 2562 26/10/2019

Alternatively people can leave information anonymously by calling Crimestoppers the independent charity on 0800 555 111.

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