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Boy, 14, killed in M67 collision

Sam Berkley

A teenage boy who died after a collision on the M67 has been named as Samuel Berkley.

The 14-year-old sadly passed away after he was involved in a collision with a grey convertible BMW near Junction 3 at Hyde.

Officers were called about 5.25pm yesterday (Friday 1 December 2017) to reports of unconscious boy on the hard shoulder of the motorway.

Sam was in a critical condition and despite the best efforts of emergency services he sadly later died at hospital.

The driver of the BMW did stop at the scene and spoke with police.

The teenager was a talented footballer who had recently started playing for Hattersley FC.

He went to Audenshaw School with many friends and lived at home with his parents Sarah and Gary in Denton.

He has a big brother called Scott, 21, and an older sister called Charlie, 20, and had just become an uncle to his brother’s new baby, Lilly.

His family said they are completely heartbroken by their loss and although nothing will ever replace losing Sam they hope everyone remembers him for the fun, outgoing and friendly boy he will always be.

Police are continuing to appeal for witnesses and anyone with any information should call the Serious Collision Investigation Unit on 0161 856 4741.

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