Teenager dies after Halesowen RTC

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A teenager died following a collision in Halesowen during the early hours of Friday morning.

The 17-year-old boy was in a car which failed to stop for police moments before hitting a tree, near the junction of Coombs Road and Amber Way, at just after 3.15am.

Sadly nothing could be done to save him and he was pronounced dead at the scene.

Two 16-year-olds who were also in the car have been taken to hospital with injuries which are not believed to be serious. They have been arrested on suspicion of theft.

The road has been closed while emergency services and collision reconstruction experts establish the circumstances of the collision.

The matter has been referred to the Independent Office for Police Conduct (IOPC) as is normal procedure.

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