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Ambulance crash victim identified

A woman who was killed when her car was in collision with an ambulance service vehicle has been named by police.

Wendy Williams, 60, of Castle Bromwich, Birmingham, died on Wednesday at the scene of the crash on the A51 in Lichfield, Staffordshire.

West Midlands Ambulance Service said the crash had involved a rapid response vehicle, which had had its emergency lights flashing and siren sounding.

A passenger in Mrs Williams's Ford Ka suffered head and chest injuries.

The 72-year-old, also of Castle Bromwich, was in a stable condition in hospital, police said.

The paramedic who was driving the rapid response vehicle sustained minor chest and abdominal injuries in the crash, which happened at the junction of Tamworth Road and Quarry Hills Lane.

The ambulance service has started an internal investigation into the cause of the crash and police are also investigating.



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