Two people were killed and three others injured in a motorway crash involving a lorry and a car, emergency services said today.
A man in his 50s and a woman in her 40s were pronounced dead at the scene of the collision, which happened at about 8.30pm last night on the northbound M5 near Worcester.
The Central Motorway Police Group (CMPG) confirmed that both fatalities were travelling in the rear of a Vauxhall Astra which collided with an articulated lorry.
Those killed have not yet been named by police, but are known to be from the West Bromwich area.
West Midlands Ambulance Service sent four ambulances, a rapid response vehicle, a senior paramedic officer and a doctor to the accident near junction six of the M5.
An ambulance service spokeswoman said three of five people travelling in the car had managed to get out the vehicle by the time its crews arrived.
The spokeswoman added: "Ambulance crews immediately assessed the two occupants, a man and a woman, that were in the rear of the vehicle.
"Unfortunately, despite the best efforts of ambulance crews, nothing could be done to save the passengers and they were confirmed deceased at the scene."
The driver of the car and the two surviving passengers were all taken to Worcestershire Royal Hospital for further assessment and treatment.
Anyone who witnessed the accident is urged to contact the CMPG on 0121 626 1285.Reuse content