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Investigation launched into fatal collision in Wolverhampton

Police are investigating a fatal collision on Birmingham New Road in Wolverhampton just before 9pm last night (Thursday 14 March) where two children died.

Officers were called to the road at the junction with Lawnswood Avenue at 8.45pm after an Audi S3 struck a BMW containing two children and their mother.

The children, aged 23 months and 10 years, were sadly pronounced dead at the scene and the mother was taken to hospital with serious injuries. She remains there today (Friday 15 March).

The family are being supported by specialist officers. 

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 remains in police custody today.

The road was re-opened at 3.40am.

Det Sgt Paul Hughes, from the Serious Collision Investigation Unit, said: “This is an extremely tragic set of circumstances which has left a family totally devastated. Staff from our dedicated family liaison unit are now supporting them.

“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 or recall seeing a blue Audi S3 and a white Bentley Continental convertible travelling along the Birmingham New Road to make contact.

“The investigation is in its early stages and I would also ask the public to think about the family at this tragic time and not to speculate on the circumstances surrounding the collision.”

Anyone with information is urged to contact police via Live Chat at between 8am and midnight or call 101 anytime. Crimestoppers can be called anonymously on 0800 555 111. Quote log number 2580 of 14 March.