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Woman killed in Staffordshire ambulance crash

A woman was killed and another injured when their car was in a collision with an ambulance service vehicle.

Emergency services were called to the junction of Tamworth Road and Quarry Hills Lane on the A51 in Lichfield, Staffordshire, during the afternoon.

A police spokesman said the elderly women were in a car which collided with a rapid response car, an estate car, which was on full emergency lights.

The car driver was pronounced dead at the scene.

Her passenger, 72, was airlifted to hospital suffering with head and chest injuries while the ambulance vehicle driver was taken to hospital with minor injuries.

West Midlands' Ambulance Service assistant chief officer, Keith Prior, said an internal investigation had been launched.

"We have already been working with our colleagues in Staffordshire Police and this will continue," he said.

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