A TEENAGER killed in a crash has been named as Liam Ball.

The 17-year-old, from Malvern, died after the car he was a passenger in hit parked cars in Weston Street, Walsall, in the early hours of Thursday (August 2).

In a tribute, Liam’s family have said: “This little man left us too soon and will leave a big hole in our family and hearts, god bless you Liam.”

A 16-year-old boy, who cannot be named for legal reasons, appeared before Dudley magistrates on Monday morning.

He has been charged with death by dangerous driving, driving without a license, no insurance and failing to stop at the scene.

He has been released into the care of Social Services to re-appear at Dudley Youth Court on Wednesday (August 8).

Two female passengers, both aged 14, were also injured in the collision – one suffering a broken arm and the other minor injuries.

The silver Volkswagen Golf also hit a lamppost during the incident at 12.10am.

Liam was found collapsed nearby with a serious head injury and later pronounced dead in hospital.

Following the crash in the residential area – with a 30mph limit – a shocked resident described hearing the screeching of tyres, then a loud bang, likened to “a bomb” going off.

Debris, broken glass, skid marks and the buckled body panels of several vehicles were strewn around the scene, with the car coming to a stop in the middle of the road.

Mother-of-one, Shamima Begum, said she heard a “massive bang” and looked out the window to see the wreckage.

She said it was the third accident on the road in the year since she moved onto the street.

Detective Sergeant Paul Hughes, from West Midlands Police’s Serious Collision Investigation Unit, said: “This is a tragic incident in which a teenager has lost his life and our thoughts are with his family at this tragic time.”