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Last Updated: Wednesday, 21 January, 2004, 14:41 GMT
Teacher killed in hit-and-run
David Evans
David Evans' wife also taught at the college he was killed outside
A teacher died after being run over on a pedestrian crossing by a car that failed to stop.

David Evans, 55, was pronounced dead at the scene of the collision outside Shireland Language College in Waterloo Road, Smethwick, West Midlands just after 1350 GMT on Tuesday.

Detectives said Mr Evans man was knocked down by a car that sped away from the scene without stopping.

Some students at Shireland College who witnessed what happened have been helping the police try to catch the driver.

Witness appeal

Officers are trying to trace a black Daihatsu car, registration DU03 LWX, that was stolen earlier in the month.

Mr Evans' 55-year-old's wife Jane is deputy head teacher at the college.

Shireland Language College in Waterloo Road
Students at Shireland Language College witnessed the crash
Head teacher Mark Grundy said: "We desperately want to catch whoever did this so they are made to pay for what they have done.

"They have devastated a family that has been committed in its support for the school over many years.

"Everyone at Shireland College is devastated - our thoughts are with David's wife Jane and her two daughters, Laura and Emily."

Part of the road outside the college has been closed off while forensic tests are carried out.

Inspector Ron Winch told BBC Midlands Today: "It's a shocking incident and we're very anxious to trace any witnesses."

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