A teenager was arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving after two 19-year-old men were killed in a crash, police said yesterday.
It is believed the victims, who have not been named, were in a black Volkswagen Golf which was overtaking a red Golf when it left the road and overturned on Dunley Road, Stourport-on-Severn, in Worcestershire.
The driver of the red Golf, an 18-year-old man from Brierley Hill, West Midlands, was arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving and later released on police bail pending further inquiries.
The front seat passenger of the black Golf, a 19-year-old man from Quarry Bank, was taken to Birmingham's Selly Oak Hospital where he later died. A rear seat passenger, a 19-year-old man from Brierley Hill, was dead on arrival at the Worcester Royal Hospital in Worcester.
The driver, a 20-year-old man from Stourbridge, suffered serious chest injuries and is in a stable condition in Walsgrave Hospital, Coventry.
Another rear seat passenger, an 18-year-old man from Netherton, was discharged after treatment.
Pc Andy Saunders, of West Mercia Police's North Worcestershire Road Policing Unit, said: "Although we have a number of witnesses, we are keen to speak to anyone else who saw the collision or saw either vehicle shortly before the collision."
That came as police yesterday released the ages of three people who died when the car they were travelling in caught fire after colliding with another vehicle on the A495 near Whittington, Shropshire, on Saturday evening.
West Mercia Police said those killed were a man, believed to be aged 19, who was driving the car, and two women passengers, thought to be 18 and 24.
The car they were in, a silver Vauxhall Corsa, burst into flames after colliding with a blue Citroen CV.
Five people were injured in the collision, which happened on the A495 Ellesmere Road at around 9.50pm.