The ambulance service has issued a statement after a woman was killed in a crash and a boy was airlifted to hospital.
Emergency services, including two Midlands Air Ambulances, were called to the scene in Ashbourne Road, Bottomhouse, shortly before 4pm yesterday.
On arrival it was discovered a 4X4 Toyota Hilux pick-up truck and a lorry had been involved in a collision.
Paramedics found five patients at the scene – four from the pick-up and one from the lorry – but sadly nothing could be done to save the front passenger of the Toyota.
The woman, in her 60s, was confirmed dead at the scene. A boy, one of the rear-seat passengers in the pick-up was taken to the Royal Stoke University Hospital after suffering serious injuries.
The driver, a man, and a girl, also a rear-seat passenger, were taken to hospital via land ambulance with injuries not believed to be serious. The lorry driver was discharged at the scene.
A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman confirmed three ambulances, two paramedic officers, a community first responder and the air ambulances from Staffordshire and Cosford attended the scene.
He said: “On arrival, we discovered a total of five patients, four from the pick-up and one from the lorry.
“The front seat passenger in the pick-up, a woman, had suffered serious injuries in the collision. Sadly, it quickly became apparent nothing could be done to save her and she was confirmed dead at the scene.
“A boy, who was a rear seat passenger, was treated for a serious injury, not believed to be life-threatening, at the scene before being airlifted to Royal Stoke University Hospital.
“The driver of the car, a man, and a girl who was a rear seat passenger, were both treated for injuries not believed to be serious before being taken to the same hospital in land ambulances.
“A further man, who was the lorry driver, was assessed and discharged at the scene.”
Staffordshire Police are investigating the incident and are appealing for witnesses to come forward.
A police spokeswoman said: “Officers from the Staffordshire and West Midlands Serious Collision Investigation Unit are appealing for witnesses who may have seen the vehicles before the collision or anyone with relevant dashcam footage to contact 101, quoting incident 426 of February 26.”