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Woman killed in crash during police chase

The scene of the collision on Crocketts Road. Credit: ITV News Central

A woman has died during a police chase in Birmingham, after the car she was in crashed.

The 28-year-old suffered fatal injuries when the blue Ford Fiesta she in struck another car on Crocketts Road on Saturday night (17 August).

She was taken to hospital where she later died, West Midlands Police said.

The Fiesta had failed to stop for police a short time before it was found at 9.42pm, the force added.

Three people who were travelling in a Volkswagen Golf suffered minor injuries in the crash.

Broken glass remains at the scene of the crash. Credit: ITV News Central

A 34-year-old man has now been charged with causing death by dangerous driving.

Unemployed Adrian Paskin, of no fixed address, is due to appear at Birmingham Magistrates' Court today (19 August).

The Independent Office for Police Conduct and West Midlands Police's Professional Standards Department have both been informed of the incident.

We are independently investigating the circumstances of a police pursuit prior to a collision in Crocketts Road, Birmingham on Saturday night (17 August) in which a woman died.

Our investigation follows a mandatory referral from West Midlands Police. We sent investigators to the scene and to the post incident procedure to begin gathering information.

– IOPC spokesperson