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Hyde crash: Man dies in fiery head-on crash after police chase – Mirror Online

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A driver allegedly led police officers on a chase shortly before he was killed in a fiery head-on crash.

Officers on patrol tried to stop a red Volkswagen Golf in the early hours of Monday morning but the man refused to pull over and took off, say police.

Police gave chase but the officers lost sight of the fleeing car, which eventually crashed into an oncoming blue BMW on a road in Hyde, Greater Manchester.

The VW then slammed into a building and burst into flames.

The driver, who was the car’s lone occupant, died at the scene.

The BMW’s driver and passenger were taken to hospital to be treated for injuries not believed to be life-threatening.

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The horror crash happened in the early hours of Monday in Hyde

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The police watchdog has launched an investigation.

A Greater Manchester Police spokesperson said: A man has died following a collision in Hyde.

“At 12.50am today, Monday 12 August 2019, officers were on patrol when a red Volkswagen Golf failed to stop for them and a pursuit developed.

“The investigation so far indicates that officers had lost sight of the vehicle and found it a short while later.

“It had been involved in a collision with an oncoming blue BMW on Manchester Road and it had then collided with a building.

“The sole occupant of the Golf sadly died at the scene.

“The driver and passenger of the BMW were taken to hospital for treatment for their injuries, which are not believed to be life threatening.

Superintendent Chris Allsop said: “The family of the man who sadly lost his life have been informed and are being supported by family liaison officers.

“The incident has been referred to the Independent Office for Police Conduct by GMP’s Professional Standards Branch in line with normal policy.

“The IOPC are independently investigating the circumstances of this incident and GMP will fully support this investigation.

“The scene will remain in place while the investigation remains ongoing.”

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