Two men have been killed after a car crashed into a lamppost before bursting into flames.

The men, both in their 20s and believed to be from Worcester, died after their car, a red Toyota Yaris, was in the crash.

West Midlands Police was called to the incident on Hagley Road West in Bearwood, near Birmingham, shortly before 10pm on Tuesday, January 11.

A third man, also in his 20s, was taken to hospital with serious injuries.

Police are investigating the incident and are in touch with the men’s families.

Anyone with information is urged to come forward.

Detective Sergeant Paul Hughes of the serious collision investigation unit said: “We're in the early stages of establishing exactly what happened and we remain keen to hear from anyone who was in the area at the time.

“We'd ask anyone who was travelling along the dual carriageway and saw the red Toyota Yaris before the collision - or has information about the crash - to contact us.

“We would appreciate if drivers could check their dash cams as anything which was captured could assist our enquiries.

“This is a devastating time for the families of the victims and we’d urge people to come to us with any footage, rather than speculate and share potentially distressing material online.”