Family pay moving tribute to dad-to-be who died in A38 collision

A pedestrian who died in a Sutton Coldfield collision on Thursday (3 November) has been named as Pelsall man Jamie Taylor.

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The collision happened at around 5.30pm at Minworth Island Roundabout near the Asda store. Jamie was treated for serious injuries but later died in hospital.

His family came forward following an appeal to identify the 25-year-old and they have today issued this heartfelt tribute:

“We are truly saddened by the loss of our loving son, brother, boyfriend and soon to be dad -words cannot express how devastated we are at this time .

“We urge anyone with any information about the fatal collision that took Jamie away from us to come forward as soon as possible, to help the police with their on-going investigations. At this desperately tragic time, we would appreciate our privacy to be respected whilst we grieve.”

Officers investigating the crash continue to appeal to witnesses to come forward.

Sergeant Paul Hughes, from the force’s Collision Investigation Unit, said:

“We would like to thank the public for their response to our earlier appeals.

“I would also like to urge witnesses, who have not spoken to the police yet, to contact me or one of my team.

“The family of Jamie are being supported by specially trained officers and our thoughts are with them at this sad time.”

The driver of a Mercedes 180 stopped at the scene and continues to assist police with their enquiries.

Anyone with information is urged to email FL_ COLLISION _INVEST@west-midlands.pnn.police.uk. Alternatively people can leave information anonymously by calling Crimestoppers the independent charity on 0800 555 111.