Woman dies in crash near Shipston

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ONE woman has died and another has been seriously hurt after a two-car collision.

It happened on the A3400 London Road, just to the south of Shipston on Stour near the cemetery at about 3.30pm on Friday afternoon.

Police are appealing for witnesses following the fatal road traffic collision involving two vehicles on the A3400 between Moreton-In-Marsh and Shipston-On-Stour.

The collision involved a blue VW Polo and a red Mini Countryman Cooper. The Polo driver, a woman in her 60s, was sadly pronounded dead at the scene. Her next of kin has been informed. The occupant of the Mini Cooper, a female in her 50s, received a number of fractures and was taken by air ambulance to hospital.

An ambulance, two paramedic officers from West Midlands Ambulance Service, the Warwickshire and Northamptonshire Air Ambulance and a rapid response vehicle from South Western Ambulance Service attended the scene.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: “On arrival, members of the public were performing resuscitation on one of the drivers.

“Ambulance staff immediately took over and provided advanced clinical care, but sadly it was not possible to save the woman and she was confirmed dead at the scene.

“The other driver, also a woman, suffered serious injuries. After being assessed and treated at the scene, she was airlifted to the major trauma centre at University Hospital Coventry & Warwickshire.”

Any witnesses to the collision are asked to contact Warwickshire Police quoting incident 240 of 19 October.