M42 crash kills woman passenger as 4x4 leaves motorway

A woman died and a man was injured in an accident on the M42 motorway, the ambulance service said.

West Midlands Ambulance Service said a 4x4 left the motorway near junction 3a, at about 14:40 BST, hitting a fence and ending up in a field.

A spokesman said the female passenger died at the scene.

The driver was airlifted to the Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Birmingham, for "further emergency treatment".

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