Man dies in crash

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A MAN has been died following a serious car collision.

The 22-year-old was a passenger in a silver Ford Ka when it lost control on a right hand bend and collided with a garden fence, in Westleigh Lane, near to the junction with Kirkhall Lane.

A 21-year-old woman, who was the driver, also suffered minor injuries and is currently in hospital.

Officers from GMP’s Serious Collision Investigation Unit are now investigating the circumstances surrounding the collision, which happened at 5.50am on Sunday, and are appealing for any witnesses to come forward.

Police Constable Paul Hailwood said: “Our thoughts are with the family, who have understandably been left devastated following the death of their relative.

“We have officers supporting them as best we can at this difficult time and are carrying out a thorough investigation to establish the full facts around what happened.

“If anyone witnessed the collision, or if you have any information that may assist our investigation, please contact officers at the investigation unit directly on 0161 856 4741 or 4742.”