Man killed following crash near Wigan

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A man has died after being hit by car outside a park near Wigan.

A black Toyota Alphard car travelling along Liverpool Road in Haydock hit a pedestrian near Pewfall Park at around 4.05pm on Saturday (January 27).

Emergency services attended and a man in his 60s was pronounced dead at the scene.

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A man in his 60s was killed following the incidentA man in his 60s was killed following the incident
A man in his 60s was killed following the incident

The man's next of kin have been informed and will be supported by specially trained officers.The driver of the car stopped at the scene and is helping police with their inquiries.

Officers are now are appealing for any witnesses, CCTV and dashcam footage to come forward.

Ch Insp Philip Cowin said: “Our thoughts and condolences are with the family of the man who has sadly lost his life following a collision.

“We have now launched an investigation into his death and his family will be supported by our specially trained liaison officers.“I would appeal to anyone who witnessed this incident to please contact us."Alternatively, if you were driving in the vicinity, I ask that you please check your dashcam footage that may have captured the incident and to also come forward.“Every piece of information is vitally important to our investigation to establish what happened.”Anyone who witnessed the collision or captured anything on CCTV or dashcam is asked to contact SCIU on (0151) 777 5747, or email [email protected]. Alternatively DM @MerPolCC or @CrimestoppersUK on Twitter.

You can also contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111, quoting reference 23000082276.