Two killed in Shropshire horror crash

Two young men have been killed in a horrific car accident in Shropshire.

Two killed in Shropshire horror crash

Two young men have been killed in a horrific car accident in Shropshire.

The men, who are believed to be in their early 20s, died after their black Volkswagen Golf smashed into trees near Market Drayton at about 10.40pm last night.

They have yet to be formally identified but are believed to come from north Shropshire.

Police believe the driver lost control while overtaking and the car left the road, hitting several trees, before coming to rest on the verge.

They closed the A442 between Hodnet and Peplow after the accident last night, and it did not reopen until 11.45am today.

A doctor and three ambulances were called but the men were pronounced dead at the scene.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: "On arrival, crews found a car that had been badly damaged after it had collided with some trees.

"Sadly it quickly became apparent that the two men who had been travelling in the car had died. The doctor and two of the ambulances were stood down.

"There were two other cars at the crash site, both undamaged. Ambulance staff checked over the occupants but although shaken, no-one was hurt."

Fire crews from Hodnet, Market Drayton and Wellington were also called.

Inspector Andrew Smith today appealed for witnesses to the tragedy which happened at Webster's Lane, Hodnet.

"A Volkswagen Golf left the road and struck a tree. Sadly the two male occupants of the vehicle were pronounced dead at the scene."

He said the road would remain closed while accident investigators worked at the scene.

"We would appeal for witnesses or anyone who was in the Hodnet area at that time and believes that they may have any information relating to the incident to contact us on 101."

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