Two men have been arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving after a man was killed in an accident on the M62.
Cheshire Police officers have appealed for witnesses and video footage following the fatal collision near Warrington.
Police were called to report a collision between two vehicles on the eastbound carriageway near Exit 10, the Croft Interchange, around 3:45 a.m. Saturday.
Officers found a gray Mercedes and a silver Skoda Fabia.
The driver of the Skoda, a 61-year-old man from Wirral, was seriously injured and was taken to Warrington District General Hospital before passing away.
The eastbound carriageway was reportedly closed (pictured) for several hours after the accident
Two occupants of the Mercedes, both believed to be male, fled on foot.
Two other men, aged 21 and 23, remained with the car and were arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving.
The eastbound roadway was reportedly closed for several hours after the crash.
Sergeant Russell Sime of the Serious and Complex Collision Investigation Unit said:
“This was a serious collision which resulted in the death of a 61-year-old man, and we are committed to doing everything we can to establish exactly what happened.
‘As part of our investigation, we want to hear from anyone who was traveling on the M62 near Junction 10 at the time of the incident and believe they witnessed the collision.
“The same goes for anyone with CCTV or dash cam footage of the incident.”
“We would also like to hear from anyone who thinks they saw the occupants of the Mercedes fleeing the scene on foot after the incident.
‘The collision itself happened near Mill House Lane, Croft, and we urge residents who live close to the motorway to review their CCTV cameras for anyone who may have been around their properties at from 3:45 this morning, Saturday April 29.
“I urge anyone with any information – no matter how small – to get in touch.”
Anyone with information is urged to call 101 quoting IML 1535300 or report via https://www.cheshire.police.uk/tell-us.
Alternatively, anyone with information can report anonymously to Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or via https://crimestoppers-uk.org.
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