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Wednesbury crash: Two killed after cars collide in West Midlands

Peter Stubley
Police launched an investigation into the crash near the Patent Shaft roundabout on the A41: Google

Two men have been killed and three people seriously injured in a car crash in the West Midlands market town of Wednesbury.

Police launched an investigation after being called to the collision between a Jeep Cherokee and a VW Golf at 10.30pm on Friday.

The two men, aged 21 and 37, were pronounced dead at the scene near the Patent Shaft roundabout on the A41 Black Country New Road.

The three surviving victims were taken to hospital for treatment. The road has since been reopened.

“We’re currently working to establish the circumstances surrounding the collision and whether any other vehicles were involve,” said Sergeant Alan Hands from West Midlands Police.

“I’d ask that anyone who has information or witnessed what happened, in particular any motorists who were in the area and have dash cam footage to come forward and contact the investigation team.”

The victims’ families have been informed of their deaths and are being supported by trained officers.

On Thursday night, an 18-year-old woman died after a car crashed into a tree in Hamble, Hampshire.

Abbie O’Rourke, from Netley Abbey, was a passenger in the silver Toyota Aygo. Two other passengers and the driver were taken to hospital after suffering injuries in the collision in School Lane at 9pm.

Hampshire Police launched an investigation and have appealed for witnesses who saw the car in the Hamble area before the crash.

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