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Boy, 11, who died in Oldbury lorry crash named as Kyle Bastable

Kyle Bastable Image copyright West Midlands Police
Image caption Kyle Bastable was hit by a lorry on a busy roundabout

An 11-year-old boy who died after being hit by a lorry on a busy roundabout in the West Midlands has been named as Kyle Bastable.

The collision happened at Birchley Island, off Wolverhampton Road in Oldbury, at about 22:00 BST on Thursday.

The road was closed for more than seven hours and Kyle - who was also known as Joe - was pronounced dead at the scene.

The force confirmed the lorry driver was helping police with inquiries.

'Very busy junction'

Det Sgt Paul Hughes said: "A young boy has tragically lost his life and we are trying to establish the circumstances of what happened last night.

"This is a very busy junction and we are keen to hear from anybody who was in the area at the time and may have witnessed the collision - or saw the boy, who was with a friend, just beforehand."

West Midlands Ambulance Service said: "A second boy was assessed at the scene before being left in the care of his parents."

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