Birmingham & Black Country

Two men killed and two injured when car hits tree

Road closure on Sunday
Image caption Motorists were diverted following the incident on Bristol Road

Two men died and two others were injured when a car hit a tree in Birmingham.

West Midlands Police said an MG ZR struck a tree on Bristol Road, Edgbaston, close to Pebble Mill Road at 04:15 BST.

Two passengers in their 20s were pronounced dead at the scene.

A third passenger who is critically ill and the driver, who had minor injuries, were both taken to the city's Queen Elizabeth Hospital.

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