From West Midlands Police:

POLICE have named the woman who was killed when an Audi R8 collided with a Ford Fiesta in Acocks Green last week.

Noreen Ryan, aged 49 from Kings Norton, was a passenger in the blue Fiesta on Shaftmoor Lane at around 11:30pm on Monday 26 August when the collision happened. The driver of the Fiesta remains in hospital with serious injuries.

Noreen’s family are devastated by her death and have described her as ‘the baby of the family and loved by all’. They said: “She was generous by nature with a heart of gold. She loved a family get together and will be missed by everyone.”

The 24-year-old driver of the Audi was arrested when he handed himself in to a police station after initially fleeing the scene of the collision. He is on police bail while officers from the Collision Investigation Unit conduct a full investigation into the circumstances of the crash.

A passenger from the Audi also received serious but non life threatening injuries; he was treated in hospital.

Sergeant Chris Jones continues to appeal for witnesses to come forward. He said: “Our deepest sympathies go to the family of Noreen. We are determined to establish the circumstances which led to her death and we are asking anyone who saw the collision and has not yet spoken to us to contact the Collision Investigation Unit on 101.”

Anyone who does not wish to speak to a police officer can call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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