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Two boys killed in Wolverhampton hit-and-run crash

Two boys killed in Wolverhampton hit-and-run crash

The driver of the Audi left the scene of the crash
Two boys, one aged 23 months and the other aged 10, have died in a hit-and-run car crash.They were in a BMW being driven by their mother when it crashed with an Audi S3 on Birmingham New Road in Wolverhampton at about 20:45 GMT on Thursday.The driver of the Audi left the scene, West Midlands Police said.A 31-year-old man from a third car, a Bentley, was arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving. Paramedics treated the injured children but nothing could be done to save them and they were pronounced dead at the scene, West Midlands Ambulance Service said.
The mother, whose injuries were not life-threatening, was taken to the major trauma centre at Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Birmingham.
A mother and her two sons were in their BMW when it was struck by the Audi, police said
A witness, who lives near the accident scene, said the BMW was hit shortly after his son saw two cars apparently racing towards the junction.The man, who did not want to give his name, said: "I didn't see it but I heard it - two cars must have been racing.
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"My son ran to the window and said 'they are racing dad' and then we heard an almighty bang."My Mrs ran down to see if she could help and all the police and ambulance workers were there. You could see the police officers stopping the traffic were really, really distressed."
A witness described hearing an "almighty bang"
Det Sgt Paul Hughes, from West Midlands Police's serious collision investigation unit, said: "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."
Police have appealed to the public not to speculate on the circumstances surrounding the collision
Det Sgt Hughes said the investigation was in its early stages and the family was being supported by specialist officers.The road was reopened at 03:40 GMT.
Wolverhampton
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