A MAN and a woman have been killed in a crash on the A49 near the Herefordshire border.

West Midlands Ambulance Service was called at 11.22am yesterday (Tuesday) to reports of a collision involving a car and a lorry on the A49.

Two ambulances, a paramedic officer and a Mercia Accident Rescue Service (MARS) BASICS doctor were called out.

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The Midlands Air Ambulance from Strensham also responded to the case but was unable to land safely on scene because of poor weather.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokeswoman said: “When ambulance staff arrived at the scene they found a lorry and a car which had been involved in a serious collision.

"Nothing could be done to save the two occupants in the car, a man and a woman, and sadly both were confirmed deceased a short time later. The lorry driver was uninjured.”

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The crash happened before midday between Leominster and Ludlow at Ashford Bowdler, with the road closed for several hours.

West Mercia Police has also appealed for witnesses to the crash to contact them.

A spokesperson said a car and lorry crashed on the A49 near to the Sheet road roundabout, Ludlow, a spokesperson said.

Anyone who witnessed the collision or has any information or dash-cam footage which may help with the investigation is asked to email PC Jackson jack.jackson@westmercia.police.uk quoting incident 195i of January 24.