19th Apr, 2019

Woman died in the crash on the M5 between Droitwich and Bromsgrove this morning

Tristan Harris 3rd Apr, 2019 Updated: 3rd Apr, 2019

A WOMAN in her 20s has died following a crash on the M5 this morning between Droitwich and Bromsgrove.

The collision, involving a Peugeot and a Land Rover happened around 5.40am.

Two ambulances, two paramedic officers, the MERIT trauma doctor and critical care paramedic were sent to the scene.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: “On arrival, ambulance staff found a car that had suffered considerable damage.

“An off duty paramedic and bystanders were trying to assist the car driver,

“Unfortunately, despite all efforts, it was not possible to save her and she was confirmed dead at the scene.”

Police have confirmed her family had been informed.

Two men in the 4×4 were assessed but were unhurt and were discharged at the scene.

All lanes of the northbound carriageway re-opened just after midday but it will take a while for the traffic to return to normal levels.

Following the incident West Mercia Police are appealing for anyone who witnessed the incident or anyone with any dashcam footage to call officers on 101.

Ch Supt Tom Harding said: “As the public would expect in such tragic cases, a thorough investigation has been launched to establish the circumstances behind the collision and our thoughts are with the families involved at this difficult time.

“Enquiries are currently ongoing and we would encourage anyone who saw the collision or has dashcam footage of the moments leading up to it to come forward.

“Although the road is now reopened, traffic may be affected for the next few hours or so and we would advise motorists to avoid the area.

“We would like to thank everyone, especially the local community for their support and understanding today while we carried out our initial investigations this morning.”

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