Stoke & Staffordshire

Stretton car fire man identified as Derek Butler

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

Derek Butler, 73, of Marston Lane, Rolleston-on-Dove, died at the scene of the crash in Craythorne Road, Stretton, Burton-on-Trent.

The crash happened on Thursday morning shortly before 11:40 GMT.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokeswoman said Mr Butler's green Mazda MX was already on fire when crews arrived.

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