Family pays tribute to devoted family man who died in Northfield collision

Tributes have been paid to a devoted family man who died following a collision in Northfield / Bartley Green yesterday (22/05).

Kieron Mason was driving a Volkswagen Polo which collided with a taxi on Frankley Lane around 1am.

The 23-year-old was sadly pronounced dead at the scene and his family are being supported by specialist police officers.

In a tribute, his family said: “Kieron was a really happy, care-free lad who was the life and soul of any party.

“He was devoted to his family and was a dearly loved son, brother, uncle and grandson, who will be sorely missed.”

Two passengers from the Polo were taken to hospital with injuries which are not believed to be serious.

The taxi driver and his passenger were also taken to hospital but their injuries were not life-threatening.

DC Jamie Simon from the Serious Collision Investigation Unit, said: “I am asking anyone who saw this collision to get in touch with us and let us know what happened.

“We are in the early stages of our investigation, but anything you may know could be very helpful. Particularly, if you have dash-cam footage of the collision itself or moments prior to it taking place.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact police via Live Chat on the West Midlands Police website between 8am and midnight, or to call 101 anytime. Please quote log number 99 of 22 May.