Boy, 14, killed and two teens injured after suspected stolen car crashes during Wigan police chase

The Sun 1 month ago

A BOY has been killed and two teens injured after crashing a car during a police chase.

The 14-year-old driver died in hospital yesterday morning after the horror smash in Greater Manchester on Friday.

The car collided with two other vehicles on Ashton Road on Friday night

Cops had tried to stop a Fiat 500 with three youths inside which they believed was stolen in Golborne, between Warrington and Wigan.

After a short chase the motor crashed into two others.

The driver died and his passengers, aged 14 and 15, were taken to hospital.

The older boy is understood to be in a critical but stable condition.

Sergeant Jon McColl, from Greater Manchester Police, said: “First and foremost, I would like to extend our deepest sympathies to the family of the boy who passed away this morning.

“The serious collision investigation unit is continuing with inquiries so that the full circumstances surrounding the collision can be established.”

The incident has been referred to the Independent Office for Police Conduct.

A statement said: “We have made initial contact with the boy’s family to explain our involvement and express our condolences.

“Anyone who witnessed events leading up to the collision is asked to contact the IOPC on 0800 096 9070 or email: witness@policeconduct.gov.uk.”

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