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One dead in Mill Lane smash

A male in his late teens has died in a car crash on Mill Lane, Wednesfield.

Update 31/01/12: The victim has been named by the Express & Star as former Moreton Community School pupil Chris Bains.

An 18 year-old male passenger has died and three others have been injured in a car crash on Mill Lane, Wednesfield.

Police first reported the incident around 2pm today (Sunday), further eye-witness reports were then posted on our Facebook page throughout the afternoon.

Later around 6pm, West Midlands Police confirmed that a male passenger in the car had died at hospital.

West Midlands Ambulance service later released the following statement:

One man has died and three people have been injured in a road traffic collision in the Black Country.

West Midlands Ambulance Service was called to Mill Lane, Wednesfield, shortly after 1.25pm today.

Four ambulance crews, an incident support officer and a rapid response vehicle attended along with the Midlands Air Ambulance crew who attended by car.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: “Crews arrived to find a car that had come to rest against a tree.

“There were four people in the car one of whom, a man who was a passenger in the car, was confirmed dead after arriving at New Cross Hospital.

“The other three, two men and a woman all in their twenties had spinal, rib and arm injuries and were all taken to the same hospital. The driver was one of the men. All three were in a stable condition on arrival at hospital.”

WV11 would like to pass on our deepest condolences to the everyone involved.

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