Derbyshire teenager dies in motorway crash

Police have revealed a teenager from Derbyshire tragically died in a crash on a motorway in Worcestershire at the weekend.

Tuesday, 16th March 2021, 5:17 pm
Updated Tuesday, 23rd March 2021, 3:00 pm

At around 8.15pm on Sunday, a white Audi A3 left the carriageway between junctions two and three of the M42 westbound.

The vehicle collided with signage before continuing down an embankment.

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Police are investigating the tragedy.
Police are investigating the tragedy.

A West Mercia Police spokesperson said: “The driver and a passenger exited the vehicle with non-serious injuries but were taken to hospital as a precaution.

“A third man, aged 18 and from Derbyshire unfortunately – despite life support treatment from the ambulance and fire teams – died at the scene.”

PC Rich Allen, from the force’s operations patrol unit, said: “This is a sad incident and our thoughts are with the family and friends of the deceased man.

“If anyone has information or saw this collision take place, please contact me on 01527 583766, quoting reference 562i March 14.”

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