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Two people are killed after Audi convertible crashed into hedge following police chase

Two people have been killed after an Audi convertible crashed into a hedge during a police chase in Wolverhampton. 

The car was embedded in a hedge next to the A460 Cannock Road near the junction with Wood Hayes Road in Westcroft at around 4am this morning. 

An investigation has been launched by the Independent Office for Police Conduct (IOPC) and an unmarked police car was spotted nearby as collision investigators inspected the scene.  

The car was embedded in a hedge next to the A460 Cannock Road near the junction with Wood Hayes Road in Westcroft at around 4am this morning

An investigation has been launched by the Independent Office for Police Conduct (IOPC) and an unmarked police car was spotted nearby as collision investigators inspected the scene

One local resident, David Ray, 73, told the Shropshire Star: 'There was plenty of police here and an ambulance. It's a shame, it's bad. We do get speeding up here but we haven't had an accident for four or five years.' 

An IOPC spokeswoman said: 'We have begun an independent investigation following a referral from Staffordshire Police into the circumstances surrounding a road traffic incident on Wood Hayes Road, Essington, Wolverhampton at 4am this morning, following a police pursuit.

'The fatal collision involved one vehicle and two people sadly died at the scene.

'Our investigators have been sent to the post incident procedures and are carrying out an assessment of the circumstances and available information. 

Pictured: The wrecked Audi is towed away at the scene of the crash

Pictured: Collision investigation officers were spotted at the scene this morning 

'Our investigation follows a mandatory referral from Staffordshire Police and is in its early stages.' 

A Staffordshire Police spokesman said: 'Staffordshire Police responded to a serious collision on Wood Hayes Road, Essington, at around 3.50am this morning.

'The investigation is being led by the IOPC. It would be inappropriate to comment further at this time.'

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