A teenager has died and another has been taken to hospital after a road traffic collision near Much Wenlock last night.

Police are appealing for witnesses after a teenage girl died following a fatal collision in Shropshire last night (Tuesday 28 November) on the B4376 in Much Wenlock.

Officers received reports of a single vehicle collision involving a Vauxhall Corsa near to Bell Hole Cottage at around 6.20pm.

Sadly, a girl aged 17, was pronounced dead at the scene.

A 20-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving. He remains in police custody as the investigation continues.

Anyone who may have witnessed the collision, or has dashcam footage, is urged to contact PC Steve Wootton by emailing stephen.wootton@westmercia.police.ukquoting incident 316 of Tuesday 28 November, 2023.

Alternatively, information can be shared anonymously with the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or by visiting www.crimestoppers-org.uk

From West Midlands Ambulance Service:

West Midlands Ambulance Service was called at 6.11pm to the B4376 and sent two ambulances, two paramedic officers, the Midlands Air Ambulance Critical Care Car from Cosford to the scene.

A Community First Responder was also in attendance.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokeswoman says: “On arrival, crews found one car had come off the road and crashed into a tree.

“The female passenger was in a critical condition and ambulance staff immediately began administering advanced life support but sadly, despite everyone’s best efforts, she could not be saved and was confirmed dead at the scene.

‚ÄúThe male driver was treated by medics for injuries not believed to be serious before being conveyed to Royal Shrewsbury Hospital for further treatment.‚ÄĚ