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Two men die when car and ambulance crash

Two men die and two paramedics are injured when car and ambulance crash as police reveal emergency vehicle was NOT responding to a 999 call

Two men have died after a car they were travelling in collided with an ambulance.

The crash happened in the early hours of Sunday morning in Peterstow, near Ross-on-Wye in Herefordshire. 

It is understood two ambulance staff were also injured in the collision but their wounds are not life-threatening.

The emergency vehicle was not responding to a 999 call at the time of the incident. 

Two men have died after a car collided with an ambulance in Peterstow, pictured, a village in Herefordshire

Witnesses are urged to call West Mercia Police on 101 quoting reference 155s 250819.

Sgt Dan Poucher of West Mercia Police said: ‘Next of kin have been informed and our thoughts are with the families of those affected.

‘If anyone was in the area and witnessed the collision, or has dashcam footage, we would ask them to get in contact with us.’

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokeswoman said four ambulances, three paramedic officers and an emergency doctor from Mercia Accident Rescue Service responded to the crash. 

‘The trust will work closely with officers from West Mercia Police on the investigation which is already under way,’ she said.

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