Police are appealing for information after a woman died in a road traffic collision.
Staffordshire Police was called at 6.30pm on Thursday (15 April) to the A50 Blythe Bridge at the junction of the A521 East following reports of a collision between a car and a HGV.
Officers attended along with colleagues from Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service and West Midlands Ambulance Service.
Two casualties were located out of a white Vauxhall Insignia saloon car with serious injuries.
A woman in her 60s was pronounced dead by paramedics a short time later.
A man, also in his 60s, sustained significant chest injuries in the collision which were deemed life-threatening.
He was taken to Royal Stoke University Hospital for further treatment where he remains in a critical condition.
Highways England closed the west and eastbound carriageways while debris was cleared from area.
A collision investigation is underway.
Anyone with information or dash cam footage is asked to contact Staffordshire Police on Facebook, Twitter, call 101, or contact Crimestoppers anonymously quoting incident number 617 of 15 April.