A man has died following a collision in Heywood on New Year's Day

Date published: 02 January 2020

A man has died after his car collided with a wall on Heywood Old Road at around 11.20am on New Year's Day (Wednesday 1 January 2020).

The Toyota Yaris hit a brick wall near the junction with Doctor Fold Lane and despite the best efforts of paramedics, the driver – who is believed to be in his 20s – was pronounced dead at the scene.

His next of kin has been informed and is being supported by specialist officers.

The road was closed for accident investigation work but has since been reopened. 

An investigation has been launched and police are appealing information.

Constable Neil Pennington, of GMP’s Serious Collision Investigation Unit, said: “This is the worst possible way to start a new year and our thoughts are with the man’s loved ones as we investigate the collision.

“I would like to use this opportunity to appeal for anyone with information or dash cam footage to contact us”.

Anyone with information should contact the Serious Collision Investigation Unit on 0161 856 4741 quoting 2390 1/1/20.

Alternatively, the independent charity – Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.

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