A WOMAN has died after a crash on the A38 at Lydiate Ash this morning (Friday) involving a blue Ford Focus and an articulated lorry.
The incident happened about 5am when the Focus collided with the lorry that was parked in the layby.
The woman, who was a passenger in the car, was declared dead at the scene.
Two ambulance crews, a paramedic area support officer in a rapid response vehicle and the MERIT trauma team attended.
A man in his 20s who was driving the car suffered serious injuries and had to be freed from the vehicle. He was given advanced treatment at the scene before being taken to the Queen Elizabeth Hospital’s Major Trauma Centre for further treatment.
The driver of the lorry was not injured.
The A38 between Lydiate Ash and Rubery was closed to allow emergency services to work.
Drivers are still advised to avoid the area.
Investigating officers would like to hear from anyone who witnessed the incident or saw the car, and the manner in which it was being driven, before the collision occurred.
The main A38 was closed, including the Rubery Expressway, for a number of hours but has since reopened.
Anyone with information is asked to call West Mercia Police on 101 quoting incident 058s of February 5.