Stoke & Staffordshire

Mother and son, five, killed in Staffordshire crash

Rebecca Smith Image copyright Staffordshire Police
Image caption Rebecca Smith died the day after the crash which killed her five-year-old son Corey

A mother died from her injuries a day after a car crash that also killed her five-year-old son, police said.

Rebecca Smith, 24, from Stoke-on-Trent, was driving a BMW on Uttoxeter Road in Draycott in the Moors, Staffordshire, when it crashed with a van on Thursday.

Her son, named by police as Corey Rhodes, died in hospital later that day. Ms Smith died on Friday.

A six-year-old boy travelling with them is in a stable condition, Staffordshire Police added.

He suffered multiple injuries and was taken by air ambulance to hospital, where he remains.

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Image caption The silver BMW and white Mercedes van crashed on Uttoxeter Road in Draycott in the Moors on Thursday

The van driver was treated in hospital for minor injuries.

Police are appealing for witnesses to the crash, which happened between the Blythe Bridge roundabout and Draycott Old Road, near the junction with Stuart Avenue.

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