Woman dies in four-vehicle crash on A49 in Shropshire

A woman has died in a collision involving four cars on the A49 in Shropshire.

One vehicle caught fire and members of the public pulled a man and a woman to safety, a spokesman for West Mercia Police said.

They were treated at the scene but the woman was confirmed dead in hospital.

The man remains in a critical condition at the Royal Shrewsbury Hospital after the crash, which happened at Bayston Hill at 14:35 BST on Tuesday.

Both suffered suffered multiple injuries in the collision, which involved a red Ford C Max, a silver BMW, a black Citroen Picasso and a grey Skoda Octavia estate car.

Vehicles destroyed

The man and woman in the BMW, who are from Church Stretton, and the male driver of the Skoda, who is from Lancashire, were not injured.

A man and a woman from Craven Arms, who were travelling in the Ford car, were airlifted to Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Birmingham with fractures and other injuries.

The Ford and the Skoda were travelling towards Bayston Hill from Church Stretton. The BMW was travelling in the opposite direction.

Two of the vehicles were destroyed in the collision.

The road was closed for some time. Police are appealing for witnesses.

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