Aston Expressway crash victim named as family's lives 'shattered'

The heartbroken family of a man killed in a crash on the Aston Expressway paid tribute to the ‘baby of our family’. Ryan Sandhu died after a three-car pile-up shortly after midnight on Sunday, June 2.

The 21-year-old, who lived in the city centre, was left in a critical condition but nothing could be done to save him. He was confirmed dead at the scene.

His devastated family paid tribute to Ryan, saying he was ‘loved by everyone’. They said their lives have been ‘shattered’ by his loss.

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In a statement they said: “In loving memory of Ryan Sandhu, 21-years-old and our family's brightest light. His infectious humour and playful spirit made him the heart and soul of our family.

“As the baby of our family, Ryan was loved beyond words by each and every one of us. Beloved son, brother, uncle, grandson, and friend, our lives have been forever shattered by his loss. He will be missed more than words can express.”

Two men aged 24 and 27 were arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving and released on bail pending further investigations.

Police at the scene near to Spaghetti Junction entrance, Aston -Credit:BirminghamLive
Police at the scene near to Spaghetti Junction entrance, Aston -Credit:BirminghamLive

A man and a woman, were assessed and discharged at the scene with minor injuries. West Midlands Police said: “We have been looking at CCTV and dash cam footage but are keen to hear from anyone with information who can help our investigation.”

Det Sgt Rich Evans, from the force’s Serious Collision Investigation Unit, added: “Our enquiries continue and we would ask anyone who witnessed the collision or has dash cam and hasn’t yet spoken with us to come forward with any information you have, no matter how small.

“Our thoughts are with Ryan’s family as we continue to support them.” Witnesses or people with information including dash cam footage can contact police via Live Chat on the force’s website or by calling 101, or emailing investigators at: quoting log 46 of 2 June.