West Boulevard crash victim named as 'beautiful' Lucy in tributes left at scene

The young victim of a rush hour crash has been remembered in floral tributes at the spot where she died with a dog she was walking. She was named as Lucy in a note at the scene, with a message saying she "shone so brightly".

It went on: "It was beautiful to be around and an honour to have known you". A second said: "The world was a better place with you in it. Nothing but beautiful and funny memories of being at school with you." A third said: "You were all the good words. Can't believe you have gone."

West Midlands Police said the woman who died was aged 20 and was walking a dog. The crash happened in West Boulevard, between Barnes Hill and Quinton Road West in Quinton at 8.45am, yesterday, Monday, June 24.

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The driver remained at the scene and was helping West Midlands Police officers with their inquiries. Tributes were also left on Facebook for the young woman, who has not been formally named. One person said: "So sad thoughts with all your family, you go out walking your dog and don't come home. RIP young lady and poor dog."

Another wrote: "So tragic… she set off on a nice walk with her lovely pet … so young … so so sad… condolences to the family. Rest in peace doggie." Another posted: "How cruel.......poor girl and poor dog.....how devastating for her family. Thoughts are with them." A different person said: "Very sad and so young. You just never know what's going to happen in life."

Quinton Boulevard is closed off by police on Monday morning
Quinton Boulevard is closed off by police on Monday morning -Credit:Nick Wilkinson/Birmingham Live

Another said: "So sad. Poor young lady, in the prime of her life. Condolences to her heartbroken family. So many fatal crashes happening now. It was a rarity to read these sad posts." Another social media user said: "Heartfelt condolences to the woman and her beloved pet, such a sad time for all her family and friends. RIP."

Police appealed for anyone who was travelling in the area and had dashcam footage to make contact. Officers can be contacted via Live Chat on the force website, or by calling 101, and quoting log 857 of 24/6/24. You can also email SCIU@westmidlands.police.uk.

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