We are appealing for information following a fatal collision on the A5, Watling Street, last night (21 December).
It happened between the M6 Toll entrance roundabout and the Turf roundabout, on the eastbound carriageway at around 11.20pm. A Kia and a black BMW collided.
Officers, supported by colleagues from Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service and West Midlands Ambulance Service, responded to the collision.
Sadly, a woman in her 60s, who was inside the Kia, was pronounced dead at the scene. Her next of kin have been informed and are being supported by specially-trained officers at this difficult time.
A man in his 70s, who was also inside the Kia, has been taken to hospital with injuries not considered life-threatening at this time.
A man in his 20s, who was in the BMW, was taken to hospital and is currently in a critical condition.
A 32-year-old man, from Cannock, has been arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving.
The road has since been re-opened following a period of disruption in the early hours.
Anyone who witnessed the collision, or those with CCTV and dashcam footage from the area in particular, are asked to contact us on 101, quoting incident 898 of 21 December, or message us using Live Chat on our website.
You can also get in touch with the collision investigators directly by emailing [email protected].