Wirral man dies in M62 collision as two men flee scene

Officers from Cheshire police are appealing for witnesses and video footage following a fatal collision on the M62 near Warrington.

At around 3.45am on Saturday 29 April, police were called to reports of a two-vehicle collision on the eastbound carriageway near to junction 10, the Croft Interchange.

Officers attended the scene and on arrival they found the collision involved a grey Mercedes and a silver Skoda Fabia.

The driver of the Skoda, a 61-year-old man from Wirral, sustained serious injuries and was taken to Warrington District General Hospital. Sadly, his injuries proved fatal.

Two occupants from the Mercedes, both believed to be men, fled the scene on foot.

Two other men, aged 21 and 23, remained with the vehicle; they have since been arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving.

Enquiries in relation to the collision are ongoing and police are appealing to trace anyone who may have witnessed the collision or may have dashcam footage of the incident.

Sergeant Russell Sime, of the Serious and Complex Collision Investigation Unit, said, “This was a serious collision which has resulted in the death of a 61-year-old man, and we are committed to doing all we can to establish exactly what took place.

“As part of our investigation we are keen to hear from anyone who was travelling on the M62, near to Junction 10, at the time of the incident and believes they may have witnessed the collision.

“The same goes for anyone with any CCTV or dashcam footage of the incident.

“We would also like to hear from anyone who believes that they may have seen the occupants of the Mercedes fleeing the scene on foot following the incident.

“The collision itself occurred near to Mill House Lane, Croft, and we’re urging residents who live in the vicinity of the motorway to review their CCTV cameras for anyone who may have been around their properties from 3.45am this morning, Saturday 29 April.

“I urge anyone with any information – no matter how small – to get in touch.”

Anyone with any information is urged to call 101 quoting IML 1535300 or report it via https://www.cheshire.police.uk/tell-us

Alternatively anyone with information can report to Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or via https://crimestoppers-uk.org


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