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Victim of hit-and-run crash Steven Chappell dies

Steven Chappell
Image caption Mr Chappell was described by his family as a "loving dad and grandfather"

A man who was left critically injured in a hit-and-run crash in Birmingham has died.

Father-of-four Steven Chappell was hit by a Nissan Micra as he crossed Bordesley Green Road, near Adderley Park railway station, on 30 January.

Mr Chappell, 49, suffered serious head injuries and died on Monday.

A man, 38, and a 26-year-old woman who were arrested after the crash on suspicion of dangerous driving have been released on police bail.

Officers said Mr Chappell, who had been wearing a bright orange high-visibility jacket when the crash happened at about 142:0 GMT, had been crossing the road to reach his parked lorry.

Police said they had seized a vehicle near to the site of the crash, hours after the incident.

In a statement, Mr Chappell's family described him as a "loving dad to two sons and two daughters, a loving grandfather and a friend to many".

The statement added: "May you rest in peace - we love you."

Sgt Chris Jones, from West Midlands Police, urged anyone with information about the crash to contact officers.

He said: "This is a tragic case in which a much-loved father and grandfather has lost his life in a split second whilst crossing a road, in high-visibility clothing, in broad daylight."

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