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Man dead and woman critical after A50 crash following police pursuit

Scene of the crash on the A50 Credit: BPM media

One man has died and a woman is fighting for her life after a car crash which happened during a police chase in Staffordshire.

The car they were in was involved in a collision with another vehicle on the eastbound carriageway of the A50 at around 6.15am on Sunday (15 April) between the Baths Road and Trentham Road junctions.

The people in the second vehicle received minor injuries and were taken to hospital as a precaution.

Scene of the crash on the A50 Credit: BPM media

A Staffordshire Police spokesman said officers were working to minimise disruption and appealed for any witnesses to come forward:

The Collision Investigation Unit are at the scene and we would ask for any member of the public with information about the incident to call 101 quoting incident number 177 of April 15.

Our teams will work as swiftly as possible to keep disruption to a minimum.

The vehicle involved in the collision was being pursued by police officers for failing to stop prior to the incident occurring.

Due to our involvement before the collision, we have voluntarily referred ourselves to the Independent Office for Police Conduct.

– Staffordshire Police spokesman