Coventry & Warwickshire

Teenager dies in Rugby van crash

A teenager died when he was thrown from a van after it hit a lamppost in Warwickshire.

The crash happened when the Peugeot white panel van lost control in Parkfield Road, Rugby, about 16:30 BST on Wednesday, police said.

Ambulance crews tried to save the 17-year-old but he was pronounced dead at the scene. Another youth in the van was taken to hospital with facial injuries.

Police are questioning three males aged 13, 15 and 19, about the crash.

A police spokeswoman said investigations were at "an early stage" and urged anyone with information to contact the major investigation roads unit.

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