A man has died and a woman seriously injured following a collision near Market Drayton.
The collision took place at just before 10.30pm on Wednesday on the A53 Newcastle Road near the junction of Sandy Lane in the village of Ashley four miles north east of Market Drayton.
The collision involved a white Peugeot van, a blue Landrover Discovery 4×4 and another two vehicles.
The driver of the van, a 38-year-old man, died at the scene. The driver of the 4×4, a 48-year-old woman, was taken to the Royal Stoke University Hospital with serious injuries.
A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: “On arrival, ambulance staff found a serious collision between a van, a 4×4 and a car.
“The van was on fire and sadly, nothing could be done to save a man who was confirmed dead at the scene.
“A woman in her 40s from the 4×4 had been pulled from the vehicle by quick thinking bystanders fearing it might catch fire too. She was assessed and treated at the scene for serious injuries.
“She was taken on blue lights to the major trauma centre at Royal Stoke University Hospital; one of the doctors travelled with the ambulance crew.
“No-one in the car was hurt.”
An investigation is underway and officers from the Staffordshire and West Midlands Serious Collision Investigation Unit are appealing for witnesses or anyone with relevant dash-cam footage to contact 101, quoting incident 836 of 7 August.