A HUSBAND who survived a car smash that killed his wife and two other family members is no longer in a critical condition.

Craig Townsend had been in a critical condition at Birmingham’s Queen Elizabeth Hospital since the crash in Pershore on Saturday, June 9.

However a spokesman for West Mercia Police said his condition had improved over the weekend and is now considered to be “serious but stable”.

He remains in the hospital where it is thought his family, from Leicestershire, have been keeping vigil by his bedside.

Mr Townsend’s 26-year-old wife Rebecca, who he lived with in Wick, near Pershore, was killed in the crash.

Electrician Luke Morris, aged 22, the brother of Mrs Townsend, and his partner Elizabeth Stanley, 24, both of Kidderminster, also died when the car driven by Mr Morris hit a tree alongside the B4084 at Avon Bank near Pershore Horticultural College.

The couple leave a three-year-old daughter Ella, while Miss Stanley also had a son from a previous relationship Wyatt Stanley, aged six.

Mrs Townsend, who worked as a carer, had two children from a previous relationship, James, aged six, and four-year-old Aimee.