Two men, 20 and 34, die in horror smash after car crashes into tree

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Two men aged 20 and 34 have died in a horror crash in Manchester after their car hit a tree.

Police, fire crews and paramedics were scrambled to the crash on Huddersfield Road in Delph at around 8.40pm last night (Wednesday).

Crews were at the scene for five hours after one the casualties had to be cut out from the vehicle.

Police said the Mazda 3 was driving along the road before it came off and hit a tree, before coming to a stop in a field on the side of the road.

The passenger, a 20-year-old man, was tragically pronounced dead at the scene.

The driver – a 34-year-old man – was taken to hospital in a critical condition but sadly died a short while later.

Their next of kin have been informed, GMP said.

Huddersfield Road was cordoned off for several hours last night and into the early hours of this morning as accident investigation work was carried out at the scene.

Pictures taken this morning show damage to a wall at the side of the road.

Fire crews were at the scene for around five hours, a spokesperson said with crews having to cut one of the casualties free from the car.

Detectives are now urging anyone who witnessed the crash, or anyone with dash cam footage of it, to come forward.

Police Sergeant Neil Pennington of GMP’s Serious Collision Investigation Unit said: “Very sadly two people have lost their life as a result of this collision and our thoughts are firmly with their loved ones as they begin to process this tragic news.

“A full investigation is underway whilst we piece together what occurred both during and in the lead up to this collision and we’re appealing for anyone who may have information or any footage, whether that be CCTV, mobile phone or dash-cam footage, to please get in touch with us.”

A GMFRS spokesperson said: “At 20:43 hours on 10 November 2021, two fire engines from Oldham and Mossley, and a technical response unit with support appliance from Ashton-under-Lyne, attended a road traffic collision involving one vehicle on Huddersfield Road, Delph, Oldham.

“There were two casualties involved and firefighters used one hose reel, specialist cutting equipment, rope rescue equipment, and a winch to extract one casualty from the vehicle.

“Crews were in attendance for over five hours.”