A WOMAN in her 60s has died following a crash near Leominster.

Emergency services were called to the crash on the A49 at around 7.40pm between Leominster and Stockton yesterday.

A Peugeot Partner Tepee and a BMW were travelling in the direction of Ludlow from Leominster while a Skoda Octavia was being driven in the opposite direction.

Police said the BMW and Skoda are understood to have crashed before the BMW collided with the Peugeot.

The driver of the Skoda - a woman is her 60s - was pronounced dead at the scene shortly afterwards. Her next of kin have been informed and a file passed to the coroner.

Three ambulances, a paramedic officer, two BASICS Emergency Doctors from the MARS scheme and the Midlands Air Ambulance from Strensham were sent to the scene.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: “On arrival, ambulance staff found three cars a BMW, a Skoda and a Peugeot that had been involved in a collision.

“Tragically, a woman in the Skoda was confirmed deceased at the scene of the crash.

“There were two men in the BMW, both who were severely trapped.  Ambulance staff and the doctors worked with firefighters to free the men, who were both believed to be in their 20s.

“It took over an hour to free the first man.  He had suffered multiple fractures.  He was immobilised had splints fitted and was then taken to the major trauma centre at Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham with one of the doctors travelling with the ambulance crew.

“The second man was trapped for around 50 minutes.  He had suffered multiple injuries. After being immobilised and given pain relief, he was airlifted to the major trauma centre at University Hospital Coventry and Warwickshire.

“The driver and passenger in Peugeot were uninjured.”

Enquiries are ongoing and police are keen to speak with anyone who saw the incident or saw the vehicles and the manner in which they were being driven prior to the collision.

Anyone with information is asked to call West Mercia Police on 101 quoting incident number 683S of 13 May.