Two young men have died after their car hit a fence and crashed through a wall before smashing into a building.
They are believed to have been trapped in the vehicle overnight before their bodies were found by w orkers yesterday morning.
The blue Citroen Saxo Westcoast was travelling along a canal bridge in Four Ashes, near Wolverhampton, when the accident happened.
Staffordshire Police are investigating how the vehicle managed to collide with the fence before travelling some distance into a wall and careering into the side of an old building, which is not visible from the road, but no other vehicle is believed to be involved.
A group of men going to work made the grim discovery at around 9.15am yesterday.
The victims, believed to be in their late teens or early twenties, have not yet been identified and a post mortem is still to take place.
A police spokeswoman said: "Police are appealing for witnesses to a road traffic collision in which two young men died in Station Road in Four Ashes, near Wolverhampton.
"From the initial investigation it would appear that a blue Citroen Saxo Westcoast, was travelling on a canal bridge and collided with a fence.
"The aftermath of the collision was discovered today at around 9.15am.
"The two occupants of the car, both males believes to be in their late teens or early twenties, have not yet been identified."
She added: "The building is not visible from the road which is why the car was not spotted until this morning. It is too early to say the cause of death or whether they would have died on impact as investigations are ongoing.
"The scene has been sealed off for examination and formal identification will need to take place before the identity of the men is revealed."
A spokesman for Staffordshire Ambulance Service said: "Two men were found in the car but they were both pronounced dead at the scene."