Girl, 12, dies in M61 pile-up with motorhome and Audi A4 as cops hunt ‘eastern European’ driver who fled scene

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POLICE are searching for two men after a 12-year-old girl was killed in a multi-car crash on the M61.

The young girl was in a Nissan Micra when it collided with the central reservation – sent spinning back onto the road.

 The multi-car crash claimed the life of a 12-year-old girl in Lancashire

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The multi-car crash claimed the life of a 12-year-old girl in Lancashire

Lancashire Police believe the car then hit a Fiat Ducato motorhome, with a foreign registered Audi then colliding with the Fiat yesterday about 8pm.

Paramedics rushed the young girl from the scene at Bamber Bridge, Lancashire, to Royal Preston Hospital but she tragically died from her injuries.

The driver of the Nissan, a 27-year-old woman, suffered minor injuries.

Cops are now hunting two people who had been in the Audi at the time but fled the scene of the crash.

A Lancashire Police spokesperson said: “The two occupants of the Audi fled the scene and are now being sought by police. They are described as eastern-European males, aged in their 30s, around six feet-tall. One of the males had a bald head and was wearing a ‘navy bomber jacket’.

“The other is described as wearing a black beanie hat and all black clothing, carrying a black holdall.”

Sergeant Marc Glass said: “An investigation is underway following a fatal collision on the M61.

“A young girl has died and our thoughts are with her family at this difficult time.”

A Ford Fiesta also collided with the central barrier in the pile-up.

A Family Liaison Officer has been appointed to support the girl’s family.

The road was closed for five hours as emergency services worked at the scene.

Anyone with information can contact police on 101 quoting log reference 1279 of January 26th. Information can be reported anonymously through Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.


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