Two more victims of multi-car crash in Birmingham named


Two more victims of the multi-car crash in Birmingham that left six people dead have been named as Kasar Jehangir, 25, and Mohammed Fasha, 30.

The two men are understood to have been travelling in an Audi with Tauqeer Hussain, 26, who was also killed, and a fourth man, aged 22, who was seriously injured when the car ploughed into a taxi in the early hours of Sunday.

The driver of the taxi, Imtiaz Mohammed, a father-of-six, along with a man aged 42 and a woman aged 43 died after the vehicle was smashed on its side.

Police at the scene of the multi-vehicle crash at the entrance to the underpass (Aaron Chown/PA)
Police at the scene of the multi-vehicle crash at the entrance to the underpass (Aaron Chown/PA)

Mr Mohammed, 33, described by grieving relatives as a "happy, loving and friendly guy", was on his last job before heading home to his wife and family, according to his brother.

It is understood Mr Jehangir, Mr Fasha and Mr Hussain, who were named locally as victims, were thrown from the Audi, thought to be a powerful S3 model, in the pile-up near the city centre.

According to reports, Mr Jehangir was jailed in November 2016 after he was involved in a 130mph police chase.

Heroin was thrown from the vehicle as it was pursued along the M6 near Walsall in the early hours of 18 July 2015.

.@WMPolice Superintendent Sean Phillips "All of our thoughts are with the families of those injured and killed - especially in the run-up to Christmas" - Birmingham joint @WMAS press conference following Belgrave Middleway crash. Accident scene described as "very harrowing".

-- Richard Vernalls (@rvernallsPA) December 17, 2017

Mr Jehangir later pleaded guilty to dangerous driving and possession with intent to supply.

Mr Mohammed's younger brother Noorshad Mohammed said his sibling rang his wife Nargas Gul to tell her he would be coming home just before the crash. It would be the last time they spoke.

The 32-year-old said: "It was his last job of the night. That was the last time she spoke to him."

Surrounded by the 33-year-old's other relatives at the family home, father Ikhtiar Mohammed recalled how his "heart sank" as police knocked on his door at 5am on Sunday.

The 65-year-old said: "I knew there was something wrong, as soon as I saw them. I thought to myself, 'which of my sons is hurt', I just knew something was seriously wrong."

Older sister Nassrin Bibi paid tribute to her brother and said the family had been "shattered" by what had happened.

Mr Mohammed worked for local firm Castle Cars, which said in a statement: "Imtiaz was a wonderful, young, hard-working family man", who was "loved and respected by all".