Shropshire

A442 crash: Victims from Bedford named

A couple who died when their car left the road and hit a tree near Bridgnorth have been named.

Geoffrey Venn and his wife Gillian Elizabeth, both aged 70, were from Sharnbrook, Bedford.

The crash happened on the A442 Bridgnorth to Kidderminster road near Alveley shortly after 17:00 on Sunday.

Mr Venn died at the scene and his wife, who was driving, died in the Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Birmingham on Monday.

Post-mortem examinations have been carried out and the Shropshire coroner is expected to open an inquest on Thursday.

Mr and Mrs Venn were travelling in their silver Toyota Rav 4 towards Bridgnorth when it veered across the road into a tree.

No other vehicle is thought to have been involved.

Police have renewed the appeal for witnesses.

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