West Midlands Police are appealing for information and witnesses after a man died when his car hit a tree in Smethwick.

The incident happened in Oldbury Road (A457), near Mallin Street, at just before 10.45pm last night (1 May).

Police said a young man had died as a result of the tragic incident.

“A man in his 20s was tragically confirmed dead at the scene shortly afterwards and our thoughts are with his loved ones at this terrible time.”

An eight-year-old boy who was a passenger in the blue Audi R8 sustained minor injuries.

“We’ve carried out initial enquiries at the scene and the road has now reopened,” said police officers.

“We’re keen to hear from anyone who was in the area at the time and has information which will help us establish the full circumstances. We’re particularly interested in any dash cam footage.”

Anyone with information can contact West Midlands Police via Live Chat on their website and quote log 3714 of 1 May.

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