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Tributes to two teenagers killed in motorcycle crash

Tributes have been left at the scene where two teenagers died on Tuesday. Credit: ITV News Central

Tributes have been paid to a teenager who was killed in a motorcycle crash.

Alex Lees died when the motorcycle he was on crashed with a car in Walsall on Tuesday evening.

Another teenager - who was also on the bike - was killed, but he has not been named.

Tributes have been left at the scene and today devastated friends of Alex Lees described him as someone with a 'great personality'.

The crash happened on Broadway West between the junctions of Lord Street and Alexandra Road around 11.30pm.

The driver of the car - a 58-year-old from Walsall - has been arrested on suspicion of drink-driving and causing death by dangerous driving.

The crash happened around 11.30pm on Tuesday night. Credit: ITV News Central

Paying tribute to hockey player Alex, his teammates have described the 19-year-old as someone with a 'great personality'.

In a statement on behalf of Wednesbury Hockey Club, Chairman John Taylor said:

It is always a painful day when we offer our condolences on the passing of a club member.

It is even more distressing when it is for a young player.

Today the club offers our heartfelt sorrow and regret at the passing of a young 19-year-old player who had made his mark in the first team.

A young player with a great personality and who had good skills and a great future.

Our condolences to his Mom and Dad on the loss of their only child. What else can be said... nothing as we are all speechless at mourning the loss of a team mate and friend.God bless Alex.

– John Taylor
Two teenagers died in the crash and the driver of the car remains in police custody. Credit: BPM Media

This is a heart-breaking incident in which two young men have lost their lives.

It appears they were heading home together from work when the collision happened.

Our officers have conducted house to house enquiries and are in the process of seizing CCTV in the area in a bid to build up a picture of what happened in the moments leading up to the collision.

Broadway is one of the main routes into Walsall and I’m sure that other road users will have witnessed the collision or the bike riding along the road.

– PC Karl Davies, West Midlands Police
  • Anyone with information should contact West Midlands Police.