A MAN has died and another is fighting for his life after a crash in Dunham Massey.

The fatal crash happened around 12.30am on Sunday, October 7, when a car left the road, overturned and collided with a tree in Paddock Lane.

A man in his 20s - believed to be the driver of the silver BMW 3 series - was pronounced dead at the scene.

A passenger, also a man in his 20s, suffered "multiple extensive injuries" and is fighting for his life in hospital.

Paddock Lane and Dunham Road was cordoned off for more than 12 hours while police investigated the crash.

Police are appealing for witnesses to the crash to come forward.

Sergeant Lee Westhead, from GMP’s Serious Collision Investigation Unit, said: "A young man has lost his life as a result of this collision and another is currently fighting for his own in hospital.

"The families and friends of these men are still coming to terms with what has happened to their loved one.

"Our priority is to support them and provide them with the facts about what has happened.

"I would urge anyone who saw this car on Paddock Lane, or at any point prior to the collision to please contact the investigation team.

"I would also ask anyone with dash-cam footage, or any information which could help us, to please contact us too.”

Information can be passed to officers by calling the Serious Collision Investigation Unit on 0161 856 4741 quoting incident number 86 of 7 October 2018.