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Two arrested after young girl dies in crash

A young girl has died after a crash between a car and two pedestrians in Smethwick. Credit: @SnapperSK

Two people have been arrested after a six-year-old girl died following a crash between a car and two pedestrians.

Officers were called to the incident on Oldbury Road in Smethwick shortly before 11pm on Saturday.

A 27-year-old man and a 26-year-old woman were arrested on suspicion of death by dangerous driving and remain in police custody.

The driver of the car is currently assisting police with their investigation. Credit: @SnapperSK

DC Damian Gibson from the Collision Investigation Unit said: “We are investigating the circumstances leading to this tragic event. Although we have two in custody, we’re appealing for anyone who witnessed the collision or who may have CCTV which can help with our enquiries.

“There may be motorists who’ve captured the incident on dash-cams and if so I’d ask them to also get in touch as they could have important information.

“The family are receiving support from family liaison officers and, our thoughts are them at this very sad time.”

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