Woman and baby killed after car crashes into lorry in Shropshire

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A woman and a baby were killed after a car crashed into a lorry in Shropshire early this morning, February 15.

West Mercia Police said the woman was aged 35 and the baby was 11-months-old.

The grey Ford Focus collided with the vehicle on the A41, between Newport and Tern Hill near Lavender Cottage, at around 1am.

The road has been closed throughout the morning.

Police said the crash happened close to a military barracks, with Clive Barracks located near to the closed stretch of road.

West Mercia Operations and Communications Centre said on Twitter: "Please be advised Road Closed A41 Ternhill near to Military Barracks, serious RTC, likely to be closed sometime."

The police force said: "Officers are appealing for information after a collision in North Shropshire where a woman and child very sadly died."

The car collided with the vehicle on the A41, between Newport and Tern Hill near Lavender Cottage Credit: ITV News Central

It happened around 1am this morning (Tuesday 15 February) on the A41 between Newport and Tern Hill near Lavender Cottage.

A grey Ford Focus travelling from Newport collided with a lorry.

Tragically, a 35-year-old woman and an 11-month-old child, who were travelling in the car, died at the scene."

Officers are asking anyone who witnessed the incident, saw the grey Ford Focus being driven in the area, or captured the car or the incident on dash cam to please get in touch.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokeswoman said: “The two occupants of the car, a woman and a young child, were in a critical condition. Crews worked quickly as a team to provide advanced trauma care with assistance from police and fire colleagues.

“Tragically, despite the best efforts of everyone, nothing could be done to save the woman and child and they were both confirmed deceased on scene. 

“The driver of the HGV, a man, was assessed by ambulance staff but didn’t require hospital treatment and was discharged on scene."

Anyone with any information is asked to visit this website quoting incident 14 of 15 February.