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Teen girl killed and two family members hospitalised in horror crash

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Teen girl killed and two family members hospitalised in horror crash

A teenage girl has been killed and two members of her family taken to hospital after the car they were travelling in crashed into a wall.

The girl, who was believed to be in her early teens, was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident in Altrincham, Greater Manchester, at around 10.50am on Saturday morning.

A 45-year-old man and an 11-year-old girl were taken to hospital.

Greater Manchester Police (GMP) said they were called to Manchester Road, near Stamford Road, following reports that a black Toyota Auris had hit a brick wall near a block of flats.

A GMP spokesman said officers discovered a man and two children, who are believed to be from the same family, in the vehicle. They are now appealing to anyone who may have seen the incident.

Sergeant Brian Orr, from GMP's Serious Collision Investigation Unit, said: "My thoughts are with the family at this devastating time. We will be doing all that we can to support them.

"Our initial inquiries led us to believe that two young boys had fled the vehicle shortly after the collision. We now know this to be incorrect information and our search for any other passengers has been stood down.

"Our focus is now to find out how this collision happened and we are appealing for anyone with any information to get in touch with police."

Anyone with any information should contact police on 101 or via the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.