TWO people died and another left in a serious condition as two cars crashed on the A49.

One person was pronounced dead at the scene of the crash on the A49 near Church Stretton on Saturday, and other two were taken to hospital, where one has since died.

West Mercia Police said it's not known why the cars crashed on the southbound carriageway near to Marshbrook at around 2.45pm.

Officers are carrying out enquiries and are appealing for witnesses, or any motorists who travelled along the road around the time of the collision with dash cam footage.

Anyone with information should contact West Mercia Police on 101 quoting reference 403s 140919.