Two teenage girls and man in his 20s are killed when Skoda hits tree yards from primary school as two other teenagers fight for life
- Skoda Fabia crashed into tree on Bromley Lane in Kingswinford area of Dudley
- Three of the five people inside the car pronounced dead at the scene last night
- Two other teenagers who were in the car are in a critical condition in hospital
Two teenage girls and a man in his 20s have been killed after the car they were in smashed into a tree on a suburban street in Dudley.
They were among five people travelling in a yellow Skoda Fabia which crashed on Bromley Lane in Kingswinford at around 8.50pm yesterday.
Emergency services rushed to the scene where the car driver and two backseat passengers were pronounced dead.
A teenage boy and a teenage girl who were also in the car are in a critical condition in hospital.
Two teenage girls and a man in his 20s have been killed after the car they were in hit a tree in Kingswinford
West Midlands Police have said the families of those involved have been informed. The road was closed overnight, but has now re-opened.
They added that officers had seen the vehicle moments before the crash, but did not speak with the occupants or pursue the car.
A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokeswoman said: ‘Crews arrived at the scene to find a car had hit a tree, with five patients involved.
‘Sadly, it soon became clear nothing could be done to save the driver of the car, a man, and he was pronounced dead at the scene.
‘Despite best efforts of staff, two teenage girls who were back seat passengers in the vehicle were also confirmed deceased at the scene.
‘Our thoughts go out to the families of all those involved at this time.’
Emergency services rushed to the scene where three of the car’s occupants were pronounced dead. A teenage boy and a teenage girl also in the car are in a critical condition in hospital
Sgt Dean Caswell, who is leading the investigation, said: ‘This is a tragic time for the families of those involved, and we have specially trained officers who will be supporting them through the difficult time ahead.
‘The investigation is at a really early stage, and we’re trying to establish exactly what happened and why.
‘I’d urge anyone who saw the Skoda driving in the area last night, or who may have captured anything on dash-cam footage, to get in touch with us as soon as possible.’
Anyone with information has been asked to get in touch via Live Chat at www.west-midlands.police.uk, quoting log 4469 of 13 October.