By Suzanne Jordan: Two sisters who died in a road accident in Burton have been named.
Parveen Kauser, 38, from Derby was driving a red Lexus when they collided with a black Peugeot on the northbound carriageway near the Branston junction.
Her sister Raheela Altaf, 37, was sitting in the front passenger seat. Both women died at the scene.
Three rear seat passengers included an 11-year-old boy, a 12-year-old girl and a 17-year-old girl who were taken to hospital.
Their injuries are not life-threatening.
Staffordshire Police have said the driver of the Peugeot was a 24-year-old man from Derby. He was airlifted to the University Hospital of North Staffordshire.
Earlier reports described the injured man as in his 30s.
The front seat passenger in the Peugeot, a 25-year-old woman from Wolverhampton, was taken to Burton Queens Hospital and remains in a critical condition.
A four-year-old girl, who was sitting in the rear of the vehicle, was also seriously injured and taken by land ambulance to the Birmingham Children’s Hospital.
Any witnesses are asked to contact Sgt Julian Browning or PC Phillip Smith at Staffordshire Police on 101 quoting incident number 697 of April 27.