A WOMAN in her 70s died following a three-car crash.

An ambulance responded to the collision at the junction of Chequers Lane and A38 Worcester Road in Wychbold just after 4pm on Monday (April 22), with the woman found in a critical condition.

Three further ambulances, two paramedic officers and two Midlands Air Ambulances, one with a MERIT doctor on board, were called to the scene.

A second woman suffered serious injuries and received trauma care by ambulance staff on the scene before being taken to hospital.

Three further patients were also taken to hospital and another was assessed but discharged at the scene.

The crash, near to the M5 junction 5, involved a Toyota Yaris and a Citroen C4.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: “A woman was in a critical condition on scene following the collision.

"Despite the best efforts of ambulance staff, nothing could be done to save the woman and she was confirmed dead a short time later.

“A second woman suffered serious injuries and received trauma care by ambulance staff on scene before being taken by land ambulance to Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham for further treatment.

“A man, a woman and a further patient also suffered injuries and received treatment on scene before being taken to Worcestershire Royal Hospital.

"A second man was assessed but discharged on scene.”

Road closures were in place whilst emergency services were in attendance.

An employee at the Crown Wychbold pub, opposite the Chequers Lane junction, said the road re-opened around 10pm.

"I didn't see or hear the crash. The road was at a standstill and I saw the ambulance and fire brigade," she added. 

The police are keen to speak with anyone who witnessed the collision or has any dashcam footage of the incident.

If you have any information, call West Mercia Police on 101 quoting incident number 506s of April 23.