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Three killed in pile-up with lorry

Three people have been killed in a four-vehicle crash involving a lorry.

Warwickshire Police said a woman and two men travelling in the same car died in the collision near Tamworth at about 5.10pm yesterday.

A Scania lorry, a Hyundai Getz, a Peugeot 207 and a Mercedes car were involved in the accident, which happened near a garden centre in Trinity Road, Freasley.

All the three occupants of the Hyundai were pronounced dead at the scene, and the male driver of one of the other cars was taken to the Good Hope Hospital in Sutton Coldfield.

A police spokesman said: "The details of the people who died will not be released until the formal identification process has been completed and all close relatives have been informed.

"Roads around the area were closed to allow officers to conduct their investigation and for the vehicles to be removed from the scene.

"Officers investigating the incident would like to hear from anyone who witnessed it or saw any of the vehicles and the manner in which they were being driven before the collision occurred."

Anyone with information is asked to contact Warwickshire Police on 101.

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