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Tributes to 'beautiful' brothers who were killed in Wolverhampton crash

The two brothers killed in yesterday's crash have been named as Sanjay (left) and Pawanveer Singh. Credit: West Midlands Police

Tributes have been paid to two 'beautiful' brothers who were killed in an horrific car crash.

Sanjay, who is 10, and his 23-month-old brother Pawanveer Singh died when a car they were travelling in with their mother was hit by an Audi A3.

The driver of the Audi fled the scene on foot, whilst the driver of a Bently has been released pending further investigation.

The brothers were travelling with their mother in a BMW when they were hit by an Audi. Credit: @snappersk

In a statement, the boys' family said: "Our family are grieving over the tragic deaths of our two beautiful children, as well as dealing with the shock of the horrific crash. We appeal to the general public to come forward as witnesses in order help police find the perpetrator who fled from the scene and to bring him or her to justice.

"At this time we would appreciate some privacy and space to grieve over our precious loss. Your co-operation in this would be very much appreciated."

The crash, involving three cars, happened on Birmingham New Road around 9.00pm last night (14 March). West Midlands Police say an Audi A3 struck a BMW containing the two children and their mother.

The driver of the Audi A3 fled the scene on foot, whilst a third driver has been released pending further investigation. Credit: @snappersk

Det Sgt Paul Hughes, from the Serious Collision Investigation Unit, said: "This is an extremely tragic set of circumstances which has left a family totally devastated. Staff from our dedicated family liaison unit are now supporting them.

"I would appeal directly to the driver of the Audi to make contact with us. You may not be fully aware of the full tragic circumstances but you now need to speak to us.

"I would also ask the public who have any information or recall seeing a blue Audi S3 and a white Bentley Continental convertible travelling along the Birmingham New Road to make contact."

I would appeal directly to the driver of the Audi to make contact with us. You may not be fully aware of the full tragic circumstances but you now need to speak to us.

– Det Sgt Paul Hughes, from the Serious Collision Investigation Unit
The two brothers were confirmed dead at the scene, whilst their mother was taken to hospital. Credit: @snappersk
The road has since reopened after the crash, which happened on Thursday evening. Credit: PA

A witness who saw the aftermath said it had been a "massive" accident and he heard "a woman screaming".

The man, who lives locally and declined to be named, said: "It's very sad to hear that children have been killed."

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: "On arrival ambulance staff found a number of members of the public tending to those involved in the crash. There were three patients who all came from the same car."

Unfortunately, it soon became apparent that nothing could be done to save the two young boys who had been badly hurt and they were confirmed dead at the scene.

– West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman

They added: "Unfortunately, it soon became apparent that nothing could be done to save the two young boys who had been badly hurt and they were confirmed dead at the scene.

"A woman who had been driving the car was assessed and treated at the scene by ambulance staff before being taken to the major trauma centre at Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham. Her injuries are not life threatening.

"There were no other patients."