A driver has died following a collision on the A5 west of Shrewsbury in the early hours of this morning.
The collision happened between Nesscliffe and Montford Bridge at around 3.08am and involved a Vauxhall Astra and a lorry.
The driver of the Astra, a 23-year-old man from Shrewsbury, sadly died at the scene.
Emergency services including West Midlands Ambulance Service, West Mercia Police and Shropshire Fire and Rescue Service attended.
A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesperson said: “One ambulance and a paramedic officer attended to a road traffic collision involving a car and a lorry at 3.08am on the A5 in Shrewsbury.
“Ambulance staff found the driver of the car in a critical condition. Unfortunately, it quickly became apparent that nothing could be done to save him and he was confirmed deceased.”
A 21-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving and remains in police custody.
Anyone who witnessed the collision or has any information or dash-cam footage which may help with the investigation is asked to contact Sgt Alexander Saxton on 07970864475 or Alexander.firstname.lastname@example.org quoting incident 42i of 23 January.
The A5 between the A458 Welshpool Road in Shrewsbury and the Felton Butler Roundabout was closed throughout Monday daytime and reopened shortly after 7pm.