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Man killed and two others injured in South Staffordshire village car crash

A man has died and two others have been taken to hospital after a crash in a south Staffordshire village.

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Police have launched an investigation following a fatal crash in a South Staffordshire village

The collision took place at around 7.45pm on Sunday on Cannock Road in Pillaton, near Penkridge.

A black Vauxhall Corsa and a blue Toyota Avensis were involved.

The driver of the Toyota, a man in his 50s, suffered serious injuries and was later pronounced dead.

His family are being supported by specialist police officers.

The passenger of the Toyota, a man in his late teens, was taken to hospital with injuries which are not currently thought to be serious.

The driver of the Corsa, a man in his 20s, was taken to hospital where he remains in a critical condition.

A spokesman for West Midlands Ambulance Service said: "We were called to reports of a two-car road traffic collision on Cannock Road at 7.44pm.

"Three ambulances, two paramedic officers, a MERIT trauma doctor with a Critical Care Paramedic and the Midlands Air Ambulance Critical Care Car attended the scene.

"On arrival we discovered three patients. One of whom, a man, was found to be in a critical condition.

"Ambulance staff immediately began administering specialist trauma care but sadly, despite their best efforts, it became apparent nothing could be done to save the man and he was confirmed dead at the scene.

"A second man was also found to be in a critical condition and following emergency treatment at the scene, was taken to Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Birmingham.

"A third man was treated for injuries not believed to be serious before being taken to Royal Stoke University Hospital."

Collision investigators at Staffordshire Police have urged anyone who saw what happened, or those with dashcam footage of the area at the time, to come forward.

Investigators are particularly interested to speak to those who left the scene before emergency services arrived.

People with information about the crash should contact Staffordshire Police by calling 101, quoting incident 568 of January 14, or via Live Chat on the force's website.

Alternatively, contact collision investigators directly by emailing

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