Injured man in Smethwick road 'was hit and run victim'

Flowers at crash scene The 75-year-old victim was found in Beakes Road on Saturday

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A severely injured man who later died after he was found lying on a West Midlands road, was the victim of a hit-and-run driver, police have revealed.

The 75-year-old, who has not been named, was found in Beakes Road at 21:30 GMT on Saturday.

West Midlands Police said they now believe the man was struck by "a large vehicle".

Insp Paul Bennett said: "Whoever was driving must have known they had hit a person."

He added: "Rather than stop to help, they left him in the road to die.

"At this stage we believe he has been struck by a large vehicle, possibly a 4x4 car or a van.

"The vehicle itself would have sustained collision damage and I want to hear from anyone who may have information that could lead us to the vehicle and driver involved."

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