Birmingham & Black Country

Kingstanding crash: Man dies and two hurt

A man has died and two people have been seriously injured in a crash involving a van and a car in Birmingham.

The 31-year-old driver of the van died at the scene of the crash in Kingstanding Road, Kingstanding, at about 18:45 BST on Wednesday.

Two passengers in the van were taken to hospital and remain in a serious condition, West Midlands Police said.

The road is likely to be closed throughout Thursday morning and drivers have been asked to avoid the area.

Two air ambulances were called to the scene as well as police and firefighters, paramedics said.

The van had reportedly also hit a tree. Its driver was in cardiac arrest when emergency crews arrived.

The injured men were taken by road to Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Birmingham.

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