17th Nov, 2018

Tributes paid to much-loved Chelmsley Wood crash victim

Felix Nobes 8th Nov, 2018

AN EMOTIONAL tribute has been paid to a ’loving and caring’ community member who died after being hit by a car in Chelmsley Wood.

Jean Stilgoe was struck by a Ford Focus in Chester Road, near the Moor End junction, at around 5.45pm on Tuesday (November 6).

The 79-year-old pedestrian suffered serious injuries and died in hospital a few hours later.

In a statement her family said: “Jean was a loving, caring and dedicated wife, mother and grandmother.

“She had lived in Chelmsley Wood for over 50 years and was involved in community projects ranging from being an Akela with the local cubs to most recently performing with the Three Trees Community Centre Ukulele Band and Choir.

“Jean possessed a joy for life that was infectious and she will be sadly missed by her family and her many friends.”

The driver of the Ford Focus remained at the scene and is helping officers with their enquiries.

Anyone with information should contact the Serious Collision Investigation Unit via email at FL_COLLISION_INVEST@west-midlands.pnn.police.uk, call 101 or Live Chat via WMP Online between 8am and midnight. Please quote log 2236 of 6/11/18.

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