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Girl, 9, killed in horrific car crash in Altrincham

By David Prior at

Police are appealing for witnesses after a nine-year-old girl died in a horrific collision near Trafford College on Manchester Road in Altrincham.

Police were called to reports of a road traffic collision on Manchester Road near the junction with Stamford Brook Road shortly after 10.50am.

Officers arrived and found a black Toyota Auris had hit a brick wall by a block of flats.

Police discovered a man and two children in the vehicle.

A 45-year-old man and an 11-year-old girl have been taken to hospital, but sadly a nine-year-old girl was pronounced dead at the scene.

Pictures from the scene of today's tragic incident. Copyright: Altrincham Today

Pictures from the scene of today’s tragic incident. Copyright: Altrincham Today

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Police initially reported that an 11-year-old boy and a 16-year-old boy ran from the car shortly after impact.

They have now confirmed however that this was incorrect information and police are no longer searching for any other passengers.

An investigation is ongoing and police are appealing for anyone who may have seen the collision to contact police as soon as possible.

Sergeant Brian Orr from GMP’s Serious Collision Investigation Unit said: “My thoughts are with the family at this devastating time, we will be doing all that we can to support them.

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Pictures from the scene show just how damaged the black Toyota Auris was

Pictures from the scene show just how damaged the black Toyota Auris was

“Our initial enquiries led us to believe that two young boys had fled the vehicle shortly after the collision. We now know this to be incorrect information and our search for any other passengers has been stood down.

“Our focus is now to find out how this collision happened and we are appealing for anyone with any information to get in touch with police.”

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Anyone with any information should contact police on 101 or via the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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The incident closed the A56 Manchester Road in both directions

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Video from the scene: