Man held over double fatal collision in Oldbury

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A man has been arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving after an elderly couple died in a collision.

The husband and wife, both in their 80s, died at the scene of the crash between two cars on the A4123 Wolverhampton Road in Oldbury on Thursday.

The collision was between a Volvo carrying the couple and an Audi.

The 22-year-old Audi driver suffered serious leg injuries.

'Serious collision'

The road was closed for five hours, it reopened at 18:20 BST.

A passenger in the Audi was also injured and treated in hospital.

Sgt Neil Higgins, from West Midlands Police, said: "This was a very serious collision which sadly claimed the lives of two people.

"Following the incident a number of drivers and passers-by came to the aid of those involved and we are keen to hear from anyone who was there who has not yet spoken to us.

"We are continuing to investigate what happened and want to hear from anyone who witnessed the collision or was in the area at the time."

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