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One man dead and another fighting for his life after Dunham Massey crash

By David Prior at

A man in his 20s has died and another is fighting for his life after a car collided with a tree in Dunham Massey.

The two men were travelling in a silver BMW M3 when it crashed into a tree on Paddock Lane at around 12.30am on Sunday morning.

One man, understood to be the driver, suffered fatal injuries and was pronounced dead at the scene.

A passenger, also a man in his twenties, suffered “multiple, life-threatening injuries”, police said.

Police have now appealed for witnesses to the incident, which left the road cordoned off for more than 12 hours today.

Sergeant Lee Westhead, from GMP’s Serious Collision Investigation Unit, said: “A young man has lost his life as a result of this collision and another is currently fighting for his own in hospital.

“The families and friends of these men are still coming to terms with what has happened to their loved one. Our priority is to support them and provide them with the facts about what has happened.

“I would urge anyone who saw this car on Paddock Lane, or at any point prior to the collision. to please contact the investigation team. I would also ask anyone with dash-cam footage, or any information which could help us, to please contact us too.”

Anyone with information should call the Serious Collision Investigation Unit on 0161 856 4741, quoting incident number 86 of 7 October 2018.