Men killed in crash

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POLICE are appealing for witnesses after two men died in a collision in Wigan.

At 6.20pm yesterday, Sunday officers were called to a collision on Warrington Road, Goose Green following reports of an accident near to the junction with Clapgate Lane.

Emergency services attended and discovered a red Ford Escort had collided with two pedestrians, two men aged 63 and 64.

Both men were taken to hospital with serious injuries and later died.

The driver of the escort was taken to hospital for treatment to minor injuries and later arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving.

The road was closed for several hours while investigation work took place.

Traffic officers are appealing to anyone with information about the collision to call them on 0161 856 7201.

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