Imran Yasin, died instantly when his Seat Leon collided with a Peugeot before hitting three stationary vehicles.
The incident occurred on Heybarnes Road, Small Heath, at around 8pm on Monday.
Two others, a man who was a passenger in Mr Yasin’s Leon and a woman who was driving the Peugeot, were hurt.
The passenger suffered fractures to his head, pelvis and ribs and was taken to the Queen Elizabeth Hospital. The Peugeot driver suffered minor facial injuries and was taken to Heartlands Hospital as a precaution.
Mr Yasin is understood to have been around 30-years-old, had two young children and was a former Saltley School pupil.
Tributes were paid to him on Facebook.
Saheeb Hussain posted, “RIP my bro Imran.”
Raja Zahid Azam wrote, “RIP Imran my brother, I feel the pain your family is going through – it has broken our hearts to hear this sad news.
“May Allah grant you a high place in heaven.”
Zain Ali said, “Rest in Peace Imran. Nothing but love for you bro.
“Taken away too soon.”
“RIP my brother Imran gone too soon,” said Mo Maj.
Aryan Ahmed wrote, “Rest in peace Imran. Feeling for your children.”
RIP Imran. Thinking of all the family and friends,” wrote Nicola Treacy.
Claire Khan posted, “RIP to those killed. My condolences to their family and friends.”
Heybarnes Road was closed for several hours to allow collision reconstruction experts to investigate the scene. Police have appealed for any witnesses to come forward.