Forensic vehicle is involved in fatal crash, with man and woman killed in Shropshire: Incident is referred to police conduct office

  • The Skoda Octavia collided with the investigation department’s car.
  • A man in his sixties and a woman in her fifties died at the scene.

A man and woman were killed and two others were injured in a car crash involving a police forensics vehicle.

A crime scene investigation vehicle collided with a Skoda Octavia at 10.15am this morning on the A458 between Much Wenlock and Bridgnorth.

The driver of the Skoda, a man in his sixties, and a female passenger in her fifties were pronounced dead at the scene 45 minutes later.

The third passenger, a woman in her 20s, suffered minor injuries.

The driver of the police car suffered serious injuries and was taken to the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Birmingham.

West Mercia Police said the CSI vehicle was not responding to an emergency at the time of the crash.

A crime scene investigation vehicle collided with a Skoda Octavia at 10.15am on the A458 between Much Wenlock and Bridgnorth today (pictured)

A crime scene investigation vehicle collided with a Skoda Octavia at 10.15am on the A458 between Much Wenlock and Bridgnorth today (pictured)

The driver of the police car suffered serious injuries and was taken to Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Birmingham (pictured).

The driver of the police car suffered serious injuries and was taken to Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Birmingham (pictured).

The force alerted its Professional Standards Department and the incident was referred to the Independent Office for Police Conduct (IOPC).

West Mercia Police Chief Superintendent Gareth Morris said: “Our thoughts are with the family and friends of the man and woman who survived this terrible incident, as well as our member of staff who has been seriously injured during this difficult time.

“We ask that their privacy be respected. “I would also like to reassure the public that we have referred the incident to the IOPC.”

Anyone with information or footage of the incident should contact West Mercia Police or Crimestoppers, quoting reference number 166i of Saturday 9 December.