Murder investigation launched after woman and 11-month-old daughter killed in crash with lorry

Police say collision happened at around 1am on Tuesday morning

<p>The woman and her baby daughter were pronounced dead on Tuesday morning  </p>

The woman and her baby daughter were pronounced dead on Tuesday morning

A murder investigation has been launched after a 35-year-old woman and her baby daughter died in a crash with a lorry.

The woman and the 11-month-old girl were travelling in a Ford Focus at the time of the crash at around 1am on the A41 in North Shropshire.

They both were pronounced dead at the scene, between Newport and Tern Hill, on Tuesday morning. No other injuries were reported.

A force spokeswoman said in an earlier statement: “The driver of the HGV, a man, was assessed by ambulance staff but didn’t require hospital treatment and was discharged on scene.”

The victims’ next-of-kin have been informed but formal identification has not yet taken place.

West Midlands Ambulance Service said it sent multiple resources to the scene, including three ambulances and three doctors.

In an update on Wednesday, West Mercia Police said a murder investigation has now been launched.

Detectives are not looking to identify any suspects but are appealing or anyone with information of the crash to come forward.

Anyone with information is asked to call 101 or contact police online.

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