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Police hunt driver after man killed in Telford crash

By Rob Smith | Madeley | Crime | Published: | Last Updated:

A young man died after a crash in the early hours in Telford on Sunday.

An aerial Google Maps view showing Redhill, Telford

Police are now hunting for the driver of the only vehicle involved in the crash, who they believe fled the scene.

Another man and a woman were injured in the crash, which happened in the Redhill area of Telford at around 1am.

A West Mercia Police spokesman said: "A man in his 20s died following a single vehicle collision near Woodgreen Farm, Redhill, Telford.

"The collision was reported to police at 1.09am today.

"Police are trying to locate the driver of the vehicle who they believe fled the scene."

The main road through Redhill is the A5, but police have not confirmed which road the crash happened on or provided any details about who they suspect was behind the wheel.

However, they have asked anybody with information about the crash to call 101 quoting incident 55s of May 19 2019.

Alternatively, contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111 or at crimestoppers-uk.org

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Claire Brown a spokeswoman for West Midlands Ambulance Service said: "West Midlands Ambulance Service can confirm that it was called to reports of a road traffic collision involving a van and a tree on a single-track road off the A5 in Redhill, Telford at 0.32am yesterday. Two ambulances, two paramedic officers and a MERIT trauma doctor attended the scene.

"When crews arrived, they found a van on its side and three occupants on scene. One occupant, a man, was in cardiac arrest and was being given CPR by the fellow occupants. Ambulance staff took over resuscitation efforts and administered advanced life support to the man but sadly nothing could be done to save him and he was confirmed dead a short time later.

"A man and a woman were assessed by ambulance staff and found to have sustained injuries not thought to be life threatening. Both received treatment on scene before being taken to Royal Shrewsbury Hospital for further checks.

“A fourth occupant had reportedly left the scene prior to the arrival of the emergency services.”


Rob Smith

By Rob Smith
Reporter

Senior reporter for the Shropshire Star based at Ketley in Telford.

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