Brothers, 2 and 6, killed in horror hit-and-run crash in Coventry

Two young brothers, aged two and six, have been killed in a horrific hit-and-run crash in Coventry.

The boys were struck by a car at about 2pm on Thursday afternoon.

A man aged 53 and a woman, 41, were arrested after a black Ford Focus was found abandoned following the incident in MacDonald Road in the Stoke area of the city.

West Midlands Police said they were being held on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving, and drink driving.

Police carry out an investigation at the scene (PA)

A local resident, who preferred not to give her name, said the aftermath of the crash included a “smashed” pushchair in the road alongside a child’s scooter.

“The police had taped the road off and there was debris all over the road,” she said.

“I was advised not to go near as the kids were still on the road and I had my young girls.

“It was very sad to see and the fact they ran off and hid makes it a thousand times worse.

Police at the scene after the crash on Thursday afternoon (PA)

“I just keep thinking if my hairdresser was not late it could have been me and my girls crossing that road.”

Both boys were rushed to hospital after the crash, West Midlands Ambulance Service said, but the younger boy was pronounced dead shortly after arriving.

His elder brother died at Birmingham Children’s Hospital a short time later.

Detective Sergeant Paul Hughes, from WMP’s collision investigation unit, said: “We are still trying to establish how this tragic incident has happened and anyone who hasn’t yet spoken to an officer should call us on 101.

“This is a parent’s worst nightmare and it’s impossible to imagine their grief, but specialist officers will be supporting them as our investigation continues.”

Additional reporting by Press Association

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