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West Mercia Police have confirmed that a woman was killed as a result of a collision on the A38 between Rubery and Lydiate Ash early this morning (5th February).

The fatal accident happened at around 5am this morning when a blue Ford Focus collided with a white articulated lorry which was parked up in the Lydiate Ash lay-by.

All emergency services attended the scene but sadly the woman, who was passenger in the car, was declared dead at the scene. The male driver of the car suffered serious injuries and was transferred to the Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Birmingham.

No-one else was injured.

The A38 between Lydiate Ash and Rubery was closed in both directions until the Birmingham bound carriageway reopened at around 9am. As of 12.30pm the stretch of road between Rubery and Lydiate Ash remains closed to traffic as officers investigate the scene.

West Mercia Police are appealing for witnesses to the incident. A spokeswoman said: “Investigating officers would like to hear from anyone who witnessed the incident or saw the car, and the manner in which it was being driven, before the collision occurred.”

Anyone with information is asked to call West Mercia Police on 101 quoting incident 058s of 5 February.

Year 9 pupils were sent home from Waseley Hills High School this morning, after a number of staff were unable to get in to school.

The headteacher said: “We have sent home Y9 students today in order to keep the school open safely for examination groups. Y9 Students telephoned parents at 9.00 am and we have texted home. Any students unable to contact parents or travel home safely have remained in school.”

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