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Donations page in memory of 'much-loved' Solihull car crash victim smashes target

Felix Nobes 31st Jan, 2019

A FUNDRAISING page has been set up in honour of ‘kind and compassionate’ council worker Ross Williams who tragically died in a car crash in Chelmsley Wood.

The JustGiving page has already exceeded its target of £4,000 to help his family pay for funeral costs.

Mr Williams, aged 37, supported children and young people with special needs and was on his way to work when the accident happened.

He suffered a serious head injury when his Peugeot 207 was struck on the A452, Collector Road, near the junction of Lanchester Way, at around 8.25am on Friday, January 11.

He was as an Education Health and Care (EHC) Plan co-ordinator at Solihull Council’s children’s services department, and council chiefs paid tribute to him in a meeting a fortnight ago.

The page has raised more than £5,000 in just over two weeks.

Bianca Sankey on the page wrote: “We are setting this up in memory of our dear friend and colleague, Ross Williams.

“Ross loved this job. He helped and changed the lives of so many children and families in Solihull and had such a kind heart and compassionate nature.

“He always went above and beyond to help and nothing was ever too much trouble.

“He celebrated every success and lived his life to the full. He will be missed by everyone who had the pleasure of knowing him.”

His family’s tribute read: “He was an adored son, brother, uncle, brother-in-law and nephew. He was a friend to so many and will be missed forever.”

A Solihull Council spokesperson said two weeks ago: “We can confirm that sadly one of our colleagues, Ross Williams, was tragically killed in a car accident on Friday.

“Ross was a much loved and well respected member of staff who will be greatly missed by his colleagues and the many children and families he supported in Solihull.

“Our sincere condolences go to Ross’s family at this sad time.”

Two men, aged 42 and 25, were arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving and were released under investigation while enquiries continue.

Witnesses or anyone with information should contact the Serious Collision Investigation Unit via email at, call 101 or Live Chat via WMP Online. Please quote log 411 of 11/1/19.

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