A man has died following a collision on the A6
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At around 1.10am this morning (Monday 19 April 2021), a Fiat Punto was involved in a collision with a BMW as well as two parked cars which were unoccupied at the time on Wellington Road North near to the junction of Crossley Road. The Fiat had earlier failed to stop for police.
A man - who is believed to be aged in his 20's - sadly died at the scene.
Two men - who were in the BMW and both aged in their 20's - were treated by paramedics at the scene for minor injuries.
The incident has been referred to the Independent Office of Police Conduct by GMP’s Professional Standards Branch in line with normal policy.
Road closures are currently in place on the A6. Traffic updates regarding travel and road closures can be found by visiting www.tfgm.com or following @OfficialTfGM for the latest travel information and advice.
Inspector Daniel Byrne, of GMP's Serious Collision Investigation Unit said: "Sadly a man has lost his life as a result of this collision. Our thoughts remain with his family.
"Road closures are currently in place on the A6 whilst enquiries remain ongoing. It is advised that commuters avoid the area where possible and instead use alternative routes. We thank the public for their patience as we deal with this incident."
Greater Manchester Victims' Services provide emotional and practical support to anyone affected by crime and are a confidential service. The service can be contacted by visiting the website on www.gmvictims.org.uk or calling 0161 200 1950.