A MAN has died after a crash near Ledbury which saw his car leave the road and catch fire in a field.

West Mercia Police wants any witnesses to the crash, between Camer's Green and Pendock in Worcestershire, to come forward.


Officers said the crash happened at around 11.45pm on Friday (April 1) on the B4208, the road between Welland, near Malvern, and the A417 at Staunton, between Ledbury and Gloucester.

They said a silver Mitsubishi Shogun was travelling southbound when it left the road and caught fire in a field.

The driver, 26-year-old Murray Priday from the nearby village of Corse, was taken to the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Birmingham, where he died.


Formal identification has not yet taken place but the family have agreed to publish his name, police said, adding that no other injuries were reported.

Anyone with information, such as anyone in the area at the time or with dashcam footage, should call 101 or report it online, quoting incident 745 of April 1.