A man has died after a crash involving two cars near Upton this morning.

West Midlands Ambulance Service was called at 5.35am to Worcester Road in Hanley Castle and sent an ambulance, paramedic officer, a MERIT trauma doctor and critical care paramedic and the Midlands Air Ambulance Critical Care Car to the scene.

The crash happened on the B4424 between Clevelode and Hanley Castle, near Malvern with the road closed in both directions after the incident. 

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokeswoman says: “On arrival, crews found two patients.

“The driver of the first car, a man, was in a critical condition and ambulance staff immediately began administering advanced life support.

“Sadly, despite everyone’s best efforts, he could not be saved and was confirmed dead at the scene.

“The driver of the second car, also a man, was removed from the vehicle with the assistance of fire colleagues before being treated by medics for serious injuries.

“He was taken to Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Birmingham for further treatment.”