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Police appeal for witnesses after a car collided with a pedestrian on the M56 motorway

Police are appealing for witnesses after a fatal collision involving a car and a pedestrian on the M56 motorway.

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At 1.10am on Friday 20 September 2019, police were called to reports of a collision involving a black Jaguar XF saloon and a pedestrian near to junction 2 of the eastbound carriageway at Sharston Link.

A 21 year-old-man sustained multiple injuries and sadly died a short time later in hospital.

PC Neil Pennington, from GMP’s Serious Collision Investigation Unit, said: “We are appealing for anyone who may have witnessed the man walking between the slip road and the first lane of the carriageway, or anyone with dash-cam footage, to please get in touch.

“Sadly this collision has resulted in a young man losing his life and our thoughts are with his family at this terrible time.”

Anyone with information should call GMP’s Serious Collision Investigation Unit on 0161 856 4741 quoting incident number 167 of 20/09/2019, or the independent charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.

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