M60 crash leaves man dead and person seriously injured

A man has been killed and another person seriously injured after a horror smash on the M60 in the early hours today.

Greater Manchester Police said three vehicles were involved in a serious collision at 3.35am.

A police spokesman confirmed a man died at the scene while another person has been taken to hospital with a head injury.

Highways England say the anti-clockwise section of the motorway between junction 19 and junction 18 is expected to be ‘remain closed for several hours’.

Overhead gantry signs on the motorway say the road will be shut ‘until at least 11am’, the Manchester Evening News reports.

Sergeant Danny Byrne, of GMP’s Serious Collision Investigation Unit, said: “First and foremost I would like to extend my sincere condolences to the family of the man who tragically died this morning.

“This is a devastating time for them and we are working to provide them with support from specially trained officers.

“We are going to be conducting enquiries at the scene for some time this morning and the anti-clockwise carriageway remains closed so I would advise motorists to avoid the area as much as possible.

“I would also ask that anybody with information about the collision contacts the SCIU.”

The carriageway was shut and is expected to remain closed into morning rush hour.

The affected stretch is between the junction for Middleton Road, at Heaton Park, and Simister Island, the busy interchange with the M62 and M66.

The incident happened shortly after 3.30am overnight and is being described as a ‘serious multi-vehicle collision’.

Trapped traffic has since been released. Two of the vehicles are resting in lane one with the third having overturned into lane four, resting on the central reservation.

Traffic is already very slow in the surrounding areas as police remain on the scene for investigation work

  • Anyone with information should contact GMP’s Serious Collision Investigation Unit on 0161 856 4741 or the independent charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111

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