Two teenagers killed in crash as girls, 17, suffer 'serious injuries' in Staffordshire

Police are appealing for witnesses to the crash
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Two teenagers have been killed in a fatal crash. Two 17-year-old girls also suffered 'serious injuries' in the smash in Cannock Road near Penkridge, Staffordshire.

Paramedics and police were called to the scene just before midnight last night (May 25) to reports of a smash involving a Ford Ka. Today, police have confirmed that the driver of the vehicle - an 18-year-old man - and a front seat passenger - a 17-year-old boy - were pronounced dead at the scene.

Meanwhile, two 17-year-old female passengers were taken to hospital with what Staffordshire Police has described as 'serious injuries'. The stretch of road, between Penkridge and Cannock, was closed off in both directions for a number of hours, StokeonTrent Live reports.

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Officers are now appealing for witnesses to the crash. The families of those involved in the 'tragic incident' are being supported by specialist officers.

Sergeant Richard Moors of the Staffordshire and West Midlands Collision Investigation Unit (CIU), said: "This is a tragic incident and our thoughts are with the families and loved ones of the young people who have tragically lost their lives and those who have suffered injuries.

"Specialist officers are supporting their families at this difficult time and we ask that their privacy is respected. A full and detailed investigation is now under way to establish the cause of the collision."

Anyone who witnessed the collision or saw the car prior to the crash should call Staffordshire Police on 101 and quote incident 813 of May 25. Alternatively e-mail ciu@staffordshire.pnn.police.uk.