Two men in their 20s die after car hits lamppost and catches fire in Bearwood, Smethwick

A third man has been taken to hospital with serious injuries following the crash

Two men have died after a car hit a lamppost and caught fire in Bearwood on Tuesday night (January 11).

Police were called to the crash near to Lightwoods Park on Hagley Road West at just before 9.55pm.

Two men in their 20s from the Toyota Yaris were confirmed dead at the scene and a third man, also in his 20s, has been taken to hospital with serious injuries.

In a statement, West Midlands police, said: “Our thoughts are with the families and friends of all those affected by the collision and we’ll be offering them all the support we can.”

Hagley Road West by Lightwoods Park (Google Street view)

Police appeal for information

Detective Sergeant Paul Hughes, from the West Midlands police serious collision investigation unit, said: “We’re in the early stages of establishing exactly what happened and we remain keen to hear from anyone who was in the area at the time.

“We’d ask anyone who was travelling along the dual carriageway and saw the red Toyota Yaris before the collision - or has information about the crash - to contact us.

“We would appreciate if drivers could check their dash cams as anything which was captured could assist our enquiries.

“This is a devastating time for the families of the victims and we’d urge people to come to us with any footage, rather than speculate and share potentially distressing material online.”

You can get in touch via Live Chat on the West Midlands police website, or by calling 101, and quoting log 4263 of 11 January.

You can email investigators directly at [email protected].

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