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Walsall crash victim named as arrested pair released amid ongoing investigation

By Dayna Farrington | Walsall | Crime | Published: | Last Updated:

Two men have been released under investigation following a fatal collision in Walsall – which killed a pedestrian who has been named as Robert Davis.

Robert Davis was killed in the hit-and-run

The 57-year-old pedestrian was struck by a car in Bescot Crescent, near the train station car park, just before 7pm on Tuesday.

A police cordon at the scene of the crash on Bescot Crescent in Walsall

Mr Davis, from the Walsall area, suffered a serious head injury and was sadly pronounced dead shortly after arriving at hospital.

His devastated family have today paid tribute to him – adding that he "will be loved and missed forever".

A statement from the family said: "Robert was the most loving, caring husband, step-father, brother and friend anyone could wish for.

"He has left a massive hole in our lives and will be loved and missed forever. We appeal to anyone who has any information to please get in touch with West Midlands Police."

A 22-year-old man handed himself into police station on Friday morning and has been released under investigation, following questioning by police.

A second man, aged 43 years old, was previously arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving and has been released under investigation.

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Officers from West Midlands Police have also recovered a silver Mitsubishi Colt as part of their enquiries.

West Midlands Police are asking for sightings of this car

A spokesman from the force said: "Investigators are still keen to hear from anybody who was in the area at the time and not already spoken to officers.

"In particular anyone who has dash cam footage of a badly damaged silver Mitsubishi Colt with registration number BN08 MLO.

"It's suspected route would have taken it along Bescot Crescent, then Wednesbury Road towards Walsall town centre and out of Walsall up Lichfield Street around the Arboretum."

Anyone with information is asked to call West Midlands Police on 101 or emailing FL_COLLISION_INVEST@west-midlands.pnn.police.uk, quoting incident number 2110 of January 14.

Dayna Farrington

By Dayna Farrington
Senior reporter based at Wolverhampton

Reporter for the Express & Star based at Wolverhampton.

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