Boy, 17, killed and two girls, 14, hurt in horror crash before driver fled

Police are hunting a driver who fled the scene of a crash which left a 17-year-old boy dead.

West Midlands Police said two 14-year-old girls travelling in a Volkswagen Golf were injured when it ploughed into parked vehicles in Palfrey, Walsall, at 12.10am on Thursday.

The teenage boy, from Malvern in Worcestershire, was also believed to have been a passenger in the car.

The 17-year-old was found collapsed nearby with a serious head injury and later pronounced dead in hospital.

One of the female passengers suffered a broken arm.

Detective Sergeant Paul Hughes from West Midlands Police’s Serious Collision Investigation Unit is appealing for anyone who saw the collision to get in touch.

He added: “We’re working to understand what happened in the build-up to the collision so if anyone saw the VW Golf in Weston Street or the surrounding area just after midnight then please call or email.

"You could have really important information to assist our enquiries.

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“This is a tragic incident in which a teenager has lost his life and our thoughts are with his family at this tragic time.

“We are doing all we can to trace the driver.

"It’s only a matter of time before we catch up with him so I would urge that person to do the right thing and come and speak to us so they can explain what happened.”

Anyone with information should call the Serious Collision Investigation Unit on 101 or email [email protected] quoting log 36 from 2 August.

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