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Man 'bundled into car' had head and chest injuries

Kaydel Williams Image copyright West Midlands Police
Image caption Kaydel Williams was "always giving and did it with a smile," his family said

A man thought to have been put into a car then killed in a potential hit-and-run died from head and chest injuries, a post-mortem test has found.

Kaydel Williams, 19, was pronounced dead after being found in Hunton Road, Erdington, Birmingham, with serious injuries on Friday evening.

Minutes earlier he had been bundled into a car at The Gardens, Erdington, by a group of men, police said.

Mr Williams' family said he was a "vibrant soul".

Police believe Mr Williams, from Tipton, was put into the car at about 20:50 BST during an outbreak of disorder.

Image caption Kaydel Williams was found in Hunton Road with serious injuries and pronounced dead at the scene
Image caption Police were called to The Gardens at about 20:50 BST on Friday

A force spokesman said: "I believe that two vehicles were involved in the initial report of disorder at The Gardens; a blue Mercedes which has been recovered and a silver VW Passat which remains outstanding.

"I am keeping an open mind about what happened on Friday night and I am appealing directly to the people in the cars to do the right thing and come forward."

In a statement released by police, the Williams family said the 19-year-old man was "a humorous character, who was well mannered, caring and highly regarded by others".

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