A man and a woman were both killed in a horror six-vehicle car crash after their vehicle crossed the central reservation into oncoming traffic, police say.
The pair, who were both in the same black Honda Civic, were pronounced dead at the scene.
Two other men who were injured were taken to hospital for treatment, it has been confirmed.
The incident happened near Becketts Farm on the A435 at the junction with Hill Lane in Wythall, Worcestershire at roughly 4.40pm yesterday.
A spokesperson for West Midlands Ambulance Service confirmed the tragic deaths this morning.
They said: “The critical care teams from the air ambulances split up to deliver advanced trauma care to the man and woman.
“Unfortunately though, despite everyone’s best efforts, nothing could be done to save them and both patients were confirmed dead at the scene.
The spokesperson added: “One man from another vehicle was treated for serious injuries and was conveyed to Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Birmingham on blue lights and sirens for further treatment.
“A fourth patient, also a man, was treated at the scene for minor injuries before being conveyed to the QE in Birmingham.
“The fifth and final patient was assessed by ambulance crews and discharged at the scene.”
West Mercia Police have now released more information about the crash and are appealing for witnesses.
Sergeant Leon Westwood said: “The collision happened when a black Honda Civic travelling south on the A435 towards the M42 was involved in a collision near to the petrol station, resulting in it crossing the central reservation into oncoming traffic on the northbound carriageway.
“Sadly, both occupants of the Honda were pronounced dead at the scene and our thoughts are with their families at this terribly sad time.”
“A number of paramedics attended as well as the Air Ambulance and one other member of the public travelling north is in a stable condition in hospital having suffered serious injuries.”