A MAN died in an early-morning crash near Worcester.

Paramedics found the man, in his 40s, trapped in the silver Jaguar XKR, which had hit a tree on the A422 Stratford Road, near Upton Snodsbury.

However, nothing could be done to save him and he was confirmed dead at the scene.

Police say no other vehicles were involved in the crash which saw the man's car leave the road and hit the tree as he was driving towards Libbery shortly before 9am.

However, officers are keen to hear from anyone who was in the area immediately before the crash and, in particular, would like to hear from the drivers of a blue Ford Torneo and a silver Mazda who they hope may be able to help.

The crash closed the road between Spetchley Island and the B4082, Pershore Road, near Upton Snodsbury, for most of the day.

The road re-opened shortly after 4pm.

West Midlands Ambulance Service said paramedics were called at 8.52am this morning and two ambulances and a paramedic area support officer were sent to the scene.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: "Crews assessed the man in the car but unfortunately it quickly became apparent that nothing could be done to save him and he was confirmed dead at the scene.

“There were no other patients from the incident.”

Officers from West Mercia Police were on scene for most of the day and the road has stayed closed for their investigations.

A West Mercia Police spokesman said: "If you have information, please call 101 and ask for PC 3111 Neil Bennett on ext 66660, quoting incident number 121s of 16 March."

He also said the man's family had been told and the coroner informed of the death.

The Worcester News's online readers expressed their sadness at the tragedy on our Facebook page.

Stephanie Singh said: "So very sad. RIP."