Woman and toddler killed after car collided with lorry in Warwickshire

Samuel Osborne
The crash happened as the car and lorry came off the M6 and onto the A426 near Churchover: Google Maps

A two-year-old boy and a 31-year-old woman have been killed after the car they were travelling in hit a lorry in Warwickshire.

Warwickshire Police said the driver, a 35-year-old man, and another passenger, a six-year-old girl, were taken to hospital.

Their injuries are not thought to be serious.

The crash happened around 10.30pm on Saturday as the blue Nissan Qashwai the victims were travelling in was coming off the M6 at junction 1, onto the A426 near Churchover.

Inspector Andrew Bennett said: "This is a tragic incident and our thoughts are with the families of the deceased at this time. Despite the attempts of other drivers and paramedics, the woman and boy were declared dead at the scene.

"We will have officers at the scene today as we continue to investigate how this collision happened.

"There is likely to be some disruption in the area while we investigate. I would like to thank local people for their support and patience.

"I would urge anyone who witnessed the collision or saw either of the vehicles involved in the moments leading up to the incident to contact us."

Anyone with information can call Warwickshire Police on 101