Driver is quizzed over mo­tor­way fall hor­ror

Manchester Evening News - - NEWS -

PO­LICE in­ves­ti­gat­ing the death of a woman who fell from a bridge on the M56 have been speak­ing to a driver of car that col­lided with her.

The woman died af­ter the tragedy near junc­tion 4 of the mo­tor­way at 7.30pm on Thurs­day.

Greater Manch­ester Po­lice were called to re­ports of a col­li­sion in­volv­ing a Grey Honda CRV, a blue VW Golf MK 7 and a pedes­trian on the mo­tor­way.

The woman fell from the Si­mon­sway Bridge which runs above the car­riage­way.

Emer­gency ser­vices raced to the scene but the woman, who GMP say is be­lieved to be in her 30s, died at the scene.

The driver of the Golf has now been traced and is as­sist­ing po­lice with their in­quiries.

Clo­sures were in place on the west­bound car­riage­way for sev­eral hours while in­ves­ti­ga­tion work was car­ried out.

They spanned from junc­tion two, the A560 Al­trin­cham Road in Sharston, to junc­tion five, near Manch­ester Air­port.

Pc Martin Davies, of GMP’s Se­ri­ous Col­li­sion In­ves­ti­ga­tion Unit, said: “This is a tragic in­ci­dent where a woman has lost her life and we are do­ing every­thing we can to piece to­gether what hap­pened.

“We are par­tic­u­larly keen to speak to any­one who may have wit­nessed her ap­proach the car­riage­way or the Si­mon­sway Bridge over the M56, as well as peo­ple with dash-cam footage.”

Any­one with in­for­ma­tion can call GMP’s Se­ri­ous Col­li­sion In­ves­ti­ga­tion Unit on 0161 856 4741 quot­ing in­ci­dent num­ber 1765 of 10 Jan­uary 2019, or Crimes­top­pers, anony­mously, on 0800 555 111.

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