Two men have been killed following a collision near Hereford last night.

The 21 year-old driver of a Citroen Saxo and his 19 year-old passenger were killed after the car was in collision with a Mercedes on the A438 at Bridge Sollars just before 10pm.

Two ambulance crews, fire crews from Hereford, plus a BASICS emergency doctor, paramedic in a rapid response vehicle and a senior paramedic officer attended.

A Welsh Ambulance Service crew that was passing also stopped to help.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: “Sadly one of the men was confirmed dead at the scene," said a West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesperson.

"Resuscitation attempts were carried out on the other man and he was taken to Hereford County Hospital where he was confirmed dead."

A couple in the Mercedes were both injured.

The man, 70, was taken to Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Birmingham with pelvic and chest injuries.

The 60 year-old woman who was with him, meanwhile, had pain in her right side. She was placed on a spinal board as a precaution and taken to Hereford County Hospital.

Police say they are appealing for witnesses.

They believe one of the cars involved was in company with a Suzuki motorcycle.

Anyone with information should call police on 101, quoting reference 721-S-080714