Man Dies After Crash In Ashton-Under-Lyne

4 May 2013, 09:43

A 28 year old man has died after his car crashed into a tree in Ashton-Under-Lyne.

Police were called to Smallshaw Lane at just after 3.50am today (Saturday 4th May) where they found a black Toyota Celica had collided with a tree and was in a nearby garden.

Fire officers went to the scene and the two men inside the car were cut free from the vehicle.

The 28-year-old man that was driving the car suffered multiple injuries and sadly died in hospital a short time later.

The 23-year-old passenger suffered a head injury and remains in hospital for observations.

Police Sergeant Mark Thomas from the Serious Collision Investigation Unit said:
"Our thoughts and sympathies are with the family of this man as they try to come to terms with their loss this morning.

We are investigating the circumstances leading up to this collision and are appealing for anyone that saw the black Toyota Celica driving prior to the incident, or anyone that witnessed or heard the collision in the early hours, to call us."

Police in the Serious Collision Investigation Unit can be contacted directly on 0161 856 4741.

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