West Mercia Police are appealing for witnesses after two elderly people died in a collision.

The collision occurred on the A49 near Ludlow on Tuesday. The collision involved a car and a lorry and the A49 remained closed for 12 hours following the collision.

A spokesperson for West Mercia Police said:

“Sadly we can now confirm that a 79-year-old woman and a 78-year-old man died at the scene of the collision. Their next of kin have now been informed.

“Officers are appealing for witnesses following a serious collision on the A49 near Ludlow, Shropshire this morning (Tuesday)

“At around 11.30am a car and lorry collided on the A49 near to the Sheet road roundabout, Ludlow.

“Anyone who witnessed the collision or has any information or dash-cam footage which may help with the investigation is asked to email Pc Jackson jack.jackson@westmercia.police.uk quoting incident 195i of 24 January.”

A statement released by West Midlands Ambulance Service said:

A man and a woman have sadly died in a road traffic collision in Ludlow yesterday.

West Midlands Ambulance Service was called at 11.22am yesterday morning (Tuesday) to reports of a collision involving a car and a lorry on the A49. 

Two ambulances, a paramedic officer and a Mercia Accident Rescue Service (MARS) BASICS doctor attended the scene. The Midlands Air Ambulance from Strensham was also responded to the case but was unable to land safely on scene due to inclement weather.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokeswoman said: “When ambulance staff arrived at the scene they found a lorry and a car which had been involved in a serious collision. Nothing could be done to save the two occupants in the car, a man and a woman, and sadly both were confirmed deceased a short time later. The lorry driver was uninjured.”