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Pedestrian killed in M66 collision

Police are appealing for information after a man died following a collision on the M66.

At 8.15pm on Friday 20 December, officers were called to reports that a vehicle had collided with a pedestrian on the northbound carriageway near Bury.

Police attended and found that the impact had forced the pedestrian on to the southbound carriageway where he was involved in collisions with further vehicles.

The man was pronounced dead at the scene.

No arrests have been made.

The southbound carriageway was closed for a number of hours but has now been reopened.

Constable Nicholas Corlett, of GMP’s Serious Collision Investigation Unit, said: “This is a devastating incident for all involved and our thoughts are with them as our investigation continues.

“Our enquiries are in their early stages but we believe several people witnessed this collision and might have dash cam footage or information that could assist us.

“If this is you or you were on either side of the carriageway at around 8.15, please contact us as soon as possible.”

Anyone with information should contact the Serious Collision Investigation Unit on 0161 856 4741 quoting number 2726 of 20/12/19.

Alternatively, the independent charity – Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.

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