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MetiNews.Com - The driver of a Ford Fiesta failed to stop for police before crashing into two cars on Urmston Lane in Stretford
Breaking News ! A police watchdog is investigating the death of an 18-year-old man who died after a crash in Stretford. The driver of a Ford Fiesta failed to stop for police before crashing into two cars on Urmston Lane on Sunday afternoon (May 16). A huge emergency response was prompted shortly after the smash at the junction of Barton Road at around 2pm. Police say the driver of the Fiesta, and 18-year-old man was sadly declared dead at the scene. His next of kin have been informed. The crash prompted a huge emergency response (Image: ASP) No further details about the man's identity have been confirmed at this stage. Greater Manchester Police say they have referred the investigation to the Independent Office for Police Conduct (IOPC). The occupants of the other vehicle suffered minor injuries. Sign up for Trafford news updates direct to your inbox Keep up to date with the top stories about life in and around Trafford with the new free email newsletter from MyTrafford. The MyTrafford newsletter will go out weekly on Tuesdays with a selection of our most popular articles, including the latest on the pandemic and how Trafford is emerging from lockdown. To sign up to the MyTrafford newsletter simply click on this link, enter your email address and put a tick against the box for 'MyTrafford News'.
.30pm on Sunday afternoon, officers spotted the 'suspicious' Ford Fiesta and signalled for it to stop, which it did before making off in the opposite direction, police said. Officers attempted to change direction before discovering that the car had collided into two other vehicles on Urmston Lane a short time later.
Police at the scene of the crash on Barton Road
Barton Road remained closed at the its junction with Urmston Lane for a number of hours on Sunday afternoon. Two fire engines and a Technical Response Unit attended the scene, as well as an air ambulance. Assistant Chief Constable Chris Sykes said: "Our thoughts are with the man's family who had the most tragic news given to them yesterday. "We have referred this incident to the IOPC due to the police contact in the moments before this terrible incident, and we will do all we can to support any subsequent investigation." Anyone with any information that may assist police should contact police online, if able, via www.gmp.police.uk or quoting log 1430 of 16/05/2021.
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