AN appeal has been launched to find a mobile phone belonging to a 14-year-old girl who was killed when she was hit by a car on New Year's Eve in Rowley Regis.

Olivia Kolek was hit by a grey Mercedes in Station Road, near Rowley Regis Railway Station, at around 4.45pm on December 31.

Paramedics attended the scene but nothing could be done to save Olivia and she was pronounced dead just before 5.30pm.

Members of the community have appealed to anyone who may have found a mobile phone in the area to hand it in, after it was revealed that Olivia's phone is missing.

A post on social media reads: "If anyone finds a phone in the local area or around by Rowley (Regis) train station please hand it in to the police, if anyone there at the time has picked it up not realising who's it was please just hand it in, as a community please all keep a look out the phone initially got lost in impact.

"It holds a lot of memories for her family, it's very important the family of Olivia that sadly lost her life have that phone returned."

The driver of the car, a 39-year-old man who stopped at the scene, was arrested on suspicion of causing death by driving while under the influence of drugs.

He has since been released under investigation while police await forensic test results and carry our further enquiries.

Olivia’s family described her as “our love, our heart, our life" and said they would love her "forever and longer".

They added: “She had a lot of plans for so many things to do. She was the brightest star in our life."

Anyone with information can contact West Midlands Police via live chat on their website, or by emailing the Serious Collision Investigation Unit directly at