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Van driver dies in collision with bus in Rowley Regis

A man has died following a collision in Rowley Regis this afternoon.

Officers were called to reports of a collision involving a bus and a van just after 5.05pm, outside The Cock Inn, Dudley Road.

The 36-year-old van driver sustained serious injuries and, despite the best efforts of medical professionals, he was pronounced dead at the scene.

The man’s next of kin have been informed and are being supported by specialist officers.

A number of people who were on the bus at the time of the collision sustained minor injuries.

Dudley Road is closed in both directions at the junction with Doulton Road and Springfield Lane, to allow for a collision investigation to take place. Detective Sergeant Paul Hughes, from the force’s serious collision investigation unit, said:

“We’re currently trying to establish how this tragic incident has happened and anyone who was there, and hasn’t yet spoken to an officer, should get in touch as soon as possible.

“A road closure is in place, which may cause some disruption, however, a family has lost a loved one and we owe it to them to establish the circumstances behind this collision. Our thoughts are with them at this time."

Anyone who saw what happened or may have dash cam footage is asked to get in touch via Live Chat at west-midlands.police.uk from 8am - midnight, or call 101 anytime.

Please quote 1831 of the 07/11/2019.

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