Teenage boy dies in crash in Saddleworth

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A TEENAGE boy has died after a crash in Saddleworth this morning.

Police were called to Range Lane in Denshaw, Saddleworth in the early hours of today.

They found a Peugeot 307 had hit a telegraph police.

Four people were hurt including a 17-year-old boy who was taken to hospital with a serious head injury but could not saved.

The three others were taken to hospital with minor injuries.

An 18-year-old man has been arrested in connection with the accident.

Temporary road closures were in place on Huddersfield Road but police expected these to open later today.

Sergeant Lee Westhead from Greater Manchester Road Policing Unit said, “My team are working hard to establish the events surrounding this tragic loss of a young life and officers are supporting the teenager’s family.

“I urge anyone who was in the area or has information about this collision, to come forward and speak to us. I am particularly keen to speak to anyone who saw a 2002 registered Red Peugeot 307 in the Oldham or West Yorkshire area in the early hours of Monday morning.”

Anyone who witnessed the crash or who has information is asked to call the Road Policing Unit on 0161 8568473 or contact the independent charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555111.