Brothers who died in Wolverhampton collision are named
Two young brothers who died in last night’s (14 March) collision in Wolverhampton have been named as 10-year-old Sanjay and 23-month-old Pawanveer Singh.
The brothers and their mother, from Dudley, were in their BMW on Birmingham New Road, turning right into Lawnswood Avenue, when they were struck by an Audi S3 at around 8.45pm.
The driver of the Audi left the scene. A 31-year-old man from a third car, a Bentley, was arrested at the scene on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving. He has been released pending further investigation.
The family of Sanjay and Pawanveer have paid this tribute: “Our family are grieving over the tragic deaths of our two beautiful children, as well as dealing with the shock of the horrific crash.
“We appeal to the general public to come forward as witnesses in order help police find the perpetrator who fled from the scene and to bring him or her to justice.
“At this time we would appreciate some privacy and space to grieve over our precious loss.
“Your co-operation in this would be very much appreciated.”
Det Sgt Paul Hughes, from the Serious Collision Investigation Unit, said: “Our thoughts remain with the family of Sanjay and Pawanveer Singh at this extremely difficult time.
“We have already had a huge response from the public but would urge anyone who has not yet spoken to us to get in touch.
“I would appeal directly to the driver of the Audi to make contact with us. You may not be fully aware of the full tragic circumstances but you now need to speak to us.
“I would also ask the public who have any information regarding the driver or recall seeing a blue Audi S3 and a white Bentley Continental convertible travelling along the Birmingham New Road to make contact.”
Anyone with information is urged to contact police via Live Chat at west-midlands.police.uk between 8am and midnight or call 101 anytime. Crimestoppers can be called anonymously on 0800 555 111. Quote log number 2580 of 14 March.