The driver of the Hyundai was declared dead at the scene, and the driver of the Ford, a woman in her 20s, was taken to University Hospital Coventry and Warwickshire for treatment.

Her injuries are unknown at this time, but are not believed to be life threatening. There were no passengers in either car.

Emergency services were called to the scene of the crash, near to the Menzies Welcombe Hotel, shortly after 9.30pm.

A West Midlands Ambulance spokesperson said: “On arrival at the scene crews found two vehicles that had been in collision. Both cars were carrying single occupants.

“The driver of the first car, a woman in her 20s, was out of the vehicle on the crew's arrival. The woman was treated for back and abdominal pain.

“The casualty was fully immobilised using a neck collar and spinal board before being conveyed to University Hospital of Coventry and Warwickshire for further assessment and treatment.

“The driver of the second car, a man, was immediately assessed by crews but unfortunately it quickly become apparent that nothing could be done to save the man and he was confirmed deceased at the scene.”

Police closed Warwick Road and Ingon Lane for some time, and emergency services were on the scene until after midnight.

Officers are appealing for any witnesses to the collision or the manner of driving of either vehicle prior to the collision. Please contact PC 1887 Wayne Knight on 01926 415415.