A 28-year-old woman has died after the car she was travelling in crashed while being chased by a police car.

She suffered fatal injuries when the blue Ford Fiesta she was in struck another vehicle last night.

The 28-year-old was driving a Ford Fiesta when she struck another car in Crocketts Road (pictured) in Birmingham
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West Midlands Police said the Fiesta had failed to stop for officers a short time before the crash.

The wreckage of the two cars was found by police at 9.42pm and the woman was taken to hospital where she later died.

A 34-year-old man is assisting officers with their inquiries.

Three people who were travelling in a Volkswagen Golf suffered minor injuries in the crash.

The Independent Office for Police Conduct has been informed and has sent investigators to the scene on Crocketts Road.

An IOPC spokesman said: “We are independently investigating the circumstances of a police pursuit prior to a collision in Crocketts Road, Birmingham, on Saturday night in which a woman died.

“Our investigation follows a mandatory referral from West Midlands Police.

“We sent investigators to the scene and to the post incident procedure to begin gathering information.”