Oldbury: Two teenagers killed after car crashes into pedestrians in market town

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Two people have died after a car hit a number of pedestrians in the town of Oldbury in the West Midlands.

A man, aged 19, and a 16-year-old girl were pronounced dead at the scene following the incident involving a blue Nissan Skyline on the A457 at roughly 11.30pm on Sunday.

A man and woman in their 20s were also left with life-threatening injuries.

A 54-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving and remains in police custody, West Midlands Police said.

Det Sgt Paul Hughes, from the Serious Collision Investigation Unit, said: “This is a tragic incident and our thoughts remain with all the families affected. We have specialist family liaison officers supporting them at this terrible time.

“We know that there were lots of people who had gathered in the area at the time of the collision and would have witnessed what happened. I would urge those people to get in touch if they haven’t already done so.

“I would ask people not to share videos or photos on social media. If you have anything that could help with our investigation, then please get in touch. This is very distressing for the families affected and it’s not appropriate for them to see things that could upset them on social media.

“I want to thank everyone who has provided a statement so far, and ask anyone else with dashcam footage or any other witnesses to contact us.”

More to follow.