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Touching tribute to mum killed in car smash

The family of a woman killed in a Black Country car crash have spoken of their devastation at losing a “special, caring person and a fantastic mother".

Vikki Jones, aged 30, was driving in Wood Road, Lower Gornal, just after 10pm on Friday 22 September when her car was in collision with a white BMW; sadly she was pronounced dead at the scene.

West Midlands Police officers later arrested a 21-year-old man from his home in Lower Gornal at around 3am the following morning on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving.

Following his arrest, he was released while collision investigators carry out further enquiries.

A heartfelt tribute issued by Vikki ’s family reads: “On 22nd of September, we lost her. We lost the most beautiful, caring, loving, funny, kind hearted person you could ever wish to meet.

Photo of Vikki Jones
Vikki Jones: Caring, loving mother who died in a road collision

“She was a beautiful, strong, caring and loving person who had a massive heart and a love for life. She lived for her family, especially her daughter. She was a fantastic mother, and a brilliant role model.

“Vikki was one of those special people, the kind you don’t come across very often. Losing her has put a great big hole in all of our lives that can never be replaced.

“Vikki’s family would like to say a special thank you to the wonderful residents of Wood Road, who stayed with Vikki ’s daughter until the emergency services arrived and who have since arranged a memorial service to honour Vikki ’s life. Also, to the emergency services who did everything in their power to help, the staff at the Children’s Ward of Russells Hall Hospital who looked after her daughter and also, to every single person who has donated money towards the cost of Vikki ’s funeral.

“Words cannot express how eternally grateful we are."

Police are continuing to appeal for witnesses and anyone with information is urged to call police on 101 or email Alternatively people can pass information on anonymously via the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously by calling 0800 555 111.


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