Stoke & Staffordshire

Two killed in minibus and lorry crash in Tutbury

Tutbury Road, Tutbury Image copyright Google
Image caption Emergency services were called to Tutbury Road, Tutbury, just before 07:00 GMT

Two people died and six were injured when a minibus crashed with a lorry in Staffordshire.

It happened on Tutbury Road, Tutbury, just before 07:00 GMT.

The minibus was carrying Spanish nationals who were travelling to their workplace in the Tutbury area, Staffordshire Police said.

A man in his 40s, from Quinta das Pedras, Portugal, and another in his 20s, from Appleby Magna, Leicestershire, have been arrested.

They are accused of causing death by careless driving.

Of the six people injured, one was in a critical condition and taken to Queen's Medical Centre in Nottingham, Staffordshire Police said.

A spokesman said: "We have interpreters helping us and our officers are currently liaising with the relevant embassies to keep their families fully informed."

The A511 was closed but reopened at 12.15.

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