A MAN died following a crash in Northfield in the early hours of this morning.
The collision, involving a taxi and a Volkswagen Polo, happened in Frankley Lane just after 1am.
One of the cars caught fire following the crash.
West Midlands Ambulance Service sent five ambulances, three paramedic officers, the MERIT trauma doctor, a critical care paramedic and the Hazardous Area Response Team to the incident but the 23-year-old was pronounced dead at the scene.
Two passengers were taken to hospital where they remain this morning with injuries that are not believed to be serious.
There were two other people in the other car – the driver, who was a man, and a woman in the back.
They were both treated at the scene for non life-threatening injuries before being taken to the Queen Elizabeth Hospital.
The taxi driver and his passenger sustained minor injuries and did not need hospital treatment.
DC Jamie Simon from the Serious Collision Investigation Unit, said: “I am asking anyone who saw this collision to get in touch with us and let us know what happened.
“We are in the early stages of our investigation, but anything you may know could be very helpful.
“Particularly, if you have dash-cam footage of the collision itself or moments prior to it taking place.”
Any witnesses or anyone with any information should call police on 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.