A TEENAGE girl has died after a horror road crash in Pensnett, it has been confirmed.

The 17-year-old was a passenger in a car which hit a wall in Tansey Green Road.

Emergency services were alerted shortly after midnight but the teenager was pronounced dead at the scene.

A spokesman for West Midlands Fire Service said ten firefighters, from Brierley Hill and Dudley, were sent to the scene at around six minutes past midnight.

A spokesman for West Midlands Ambulance Service, which sent an ambulance, a paramedic officer and a MERIT Trauma doctor and critical care paramedic to the incident, said: “Crews arrived to find a car that had overturned.

"Sadly, nothing could be done to save one occupant, a teenage girl, and she was confirmed dead on scene.

"A second occupant, a man, sustained injuries not thought to be serious and was taken to Russells Hall Hospital for further checks.”

No other vehicles are believed to have been involved in the crash.

A 27-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving and drink driving and he remained in police custody today.

Sergeant Alan Hands, from the Serious Collision Investigation Unit, said: “We are in the early stages of our investigation and would encourage anyone with information to get in touch.

“The family of the teenager are being supported by specialist officers and are thoughts are with them at this difficult time.”

Anyone with information about the incident is asked to contact police via Live Chat at www.west-midlands.police.uk between 8am and midnight, or to call 101 anytime.

Log number 6 of 23 May should be quoted in all calls.

The road was expected to remain closed for most of the day according to Dudley Council’s highways department.

Drivers are advised to seek an alternative route where possible.