A man has been killed in a crash between a car and a HGV on a major Staffordshire road.
Emergency services were called to the A5 between Stretton and Gailey, near the junction with Ivy House Lane, at 11.40am this morning following a collision between a HGV and a Peugeot 308.
On arrival paramedics, despite their best efforts to save him, pronounced the driver of the car, a 59-year-old man, dead at the scene.
The A5 remains closed this afternoon while police continue to investigate the circumstances of the crash. It is expected to stay closed for some time.
A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokeswoman said: “When crews arrived, they found the car had crashed into a hedge at the side of the road as a result of the collision.
“The driver, a man, was in a critical condition with bystander CPR already in progress. Working as a team, crews acted quickly in administering advanced trauma care to the patient on scene.
“Unfortunately, despite their best efforts, nothing could be done to save the man and he was confirmed dead at the scene.”
A Staffordshire Police spokesman urged witnesses or anyone with relevant dashcam footage to get in touch.
He said: “Officers from the Staffordshire and West Midlands Serious Collision Investigation Unit are appealing for witnesses following a fatal road traffic collision near Gailey this morning.
“Anyone who witnessed the collision or has relevant dashcam footage is asked to contact 101 quoting incident number 225 of November 10 or alternatively email the team direct at CIU@staffordshire.pnn.police.uk. “