Tragic woman and 11-month-old baby killed in horrific A41 lorry crash

A woman and an 11- month old baby have tragically been killed after a car and lorry crashed early this morning (February 15).

The crash involved a grey Ford Focus which dramatically collided with the HGV on the A41, between Newport and Tern Hill near Lavender Cottage in Shropshire.

The road has been closed throughout the morning since the incident at around 1am and police remain at the scene carrying out their investigations.

West Mercia Police said the woman was aged 35 and the baby was 11-months-old.

The police force had initially said the crash involved a car and tractor reports BirminghamLive.

A spokesman for the police force said: "Officers are appealing for information after a collision in North Shropshire where a woman and child very sadly died.

"It happened around 1am this morning (February 15) on the A41 between Newport and Tern Hill near Lavender Cottage.

"A grey Ford Focus travelling from Newport collided with a lorry.

"Tragically, a 35-year-old woman and an 11-month-old child died at the scene.

"Officers are asking anyone who witnessed the incident, saw the grey Ford Focus being driven in the area, or captured the car or the incident on dash cam to please get in touch.

"Anyone with any information is asked to visit https://www.westmercia.police.uk/tua/tell-us-about/ quoting incident 14 of 15 February."

Tragically the incident is the second involving a woman and a young child in the area in the past week.

The Shropshire Star reports that on Saturday February 12, a woman in her 40s died after her blue Mini was involved in a collision with a grey Fiat 500X the A518 New Trench Road at Lilleshall.

Two members of the public then performed CPR on a 19-month-old girl who was travelling in the Fiat before emergency services arrived.

A spokesman for West Midlands Ambulance Service said: "The youngster was quickly extricated from the car and was taken on blue lights to Princess Royal Hospital where her condition was stabilised.

"She was then transferred on blue lights, with the MERIT team travelling, to the paediatric major trauma centre at Birmingham Children’s Hospital where she arrived in a critical condition."

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