Stoke & Staffordshire

Driver killed in car fire in Burton-on-Trent

A man has died after a car he was driving ended up in a ditch and caught fire in Staffordshire.

The incident happened in Craythorne Road in the Stretton area of Burton-on-Trent at about 11:30 GMT.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokeswoman said the green Mazda MX was already on fire when crews arrived.

She said despite the efforts of staff and passers-by "nothing could be done to save the driver, a man, and he was confirmed dead at the scene".

The road remains closed while police officers complete an investigation.

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