A STUDENT killed in a road accident in Meriden has been named as 20-year-old Raymond Cheung.
Raymond, who was in the final year of an engineering degree, was fatally injured in a collision on the A45. The accident happened at about 1.30am on Sunday morning. Although paramedics were called to the crash site, Raymond was confirmed dead at the scene.
The victim’s Facebook page says that he was from Birmingham. In recent years he had studied at Warwick University and was due to take his final exams in the summer. It is understood he was living in accommodation off campus prior to his death.
Professor Nigel Thrift, the university’s vice-chancellor, said: “We are shocked and saddened to hear of Raymond’s death. We are doing all we can to support Raymond’s friends and colleagues and our condolences go to his family as they come to terms with this terrible loss.”
Detectives from West Midlands Police are investigating Sunday’s events - having already questioned a 37-year-old policeman about the collision.
The officer, who was off duty at the time, had been arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving and has been bailed pending further inquiries. The matter has been passed on to the Independent Police Complaints Commission.
Anyone with more information about the crash - which happened near to the Star Oak Service Station - should call Little Park Police Station on 0845 113 5000.