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Oldbury death crash: Two boys arrested

Two boys have been arrested over a crash in the West Midlands which left one man dead and injured two others.

The boys, aged 16 and 17, were held on suspicion of burglary after the crash in Churchbridge, Oldbury, believed to be linked to a reported break-in at a Co-op store on Tame Road.

The 24-year-old driver of a Fiat Qubo died when his car was in a collision with a Subaru Impreza at 0100 BST.

A man, aged 44, was taken to hospital while another man had minor injuries.

Fled crash scene

Officers had been called to the Co-op at 0055 BST after a member of the public reported seeing people trying to break into the shop.

People had entered the premises but nothing was taken, police said, and a car was seen leaving the area.

The crash was reported five minutes later. The occupants of the Impreza fled the scene.

The Fiat driver died in hospital following the crash, and both the injured men were passengers in the Fiat.

Meanwhile, the arrested 16-year-old received hospital treatment for arm and facial injuries on Monday morning.

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