West Midlands Police has confirmed the identity of six people who died following the devastating collision in the early hours of Sunday morning (17/12).
Emergency services were called to the tunnel which runs between Lee Bank Middleway and Belgrave Middleway, at around 1:11AM, to reports of a collision.
On arrival, crews found six vehicles, including a taxi, that had been in a collision with extensive consequences.
Lucy Davis, aged 43, died alongside her 42-year-old partner Lee Jenkins as they headed home after a night out.
Their taxi driver Imtiaz Mohammed, aged 33, was also pronounced dead at the scene.
And the three men travelling in an Audi car that collided with the cab have been formally named as Kasar Jehangir, aged 25, Tauqeer Hussain, aged 26, and 30-year-old Mohammed Fasha.
A 22-year-old friend, also a passenger in the car, remains in hospital in a serious condition.
West Midlands Police crash investigators continue to probe the cause of the collision that happened.
Sergeant Alan Hands, said: “Our investigations continue as we work to establish exactly what happened. We have spoken to several drivers and potential witnesses but would still like to hear from anyone who was in the area at the time and has not yet spoken to us.
Our Family Liaison Officers are supporting relatives of the bereaved at this tragic time and our thoughts remain with them.
We have done our utmost to respect the grieving families’ wishes for privacy with regards to releasing casualty details − but as names of the deceased are now already in the public domain, and to avoid further speculation, it is now right for us to formally confirm the names of the victims.”
Post mortem examinations on three of the victims were carried out on Monday (18/12) with the others being completed today (19/12).
Anyone with information can call the Collision Investigation Unit on 101; quoting log 175 of 17/12. Alternatively email[email protected]