Rochdale pedestrian knocked down and killed by a car

Milnrow Road near the junction of Dale View, Rochdale
Image caption Pedestrian Roger Davis died at the scene of the collision

A 76-year-old man died when he was hit by a car in Greater Manchester.

Roger Davis, from Milnrow, Rochdale was knocked down by a Vauxhall Astra on Milnrow Road near Dale View just before 18:50 GMT on Thursday.

He died from his injuries at the scene. Police are investigating the collision.

In a statement, his family said: "Roger was a loving, strong husband, father and grandfather. We will miss him with all our hearts."

Sgt Lee Westhead said: "An investigation into the circumstances of this tragic collision has now been launched by a team of specialist officers from the Serious Collision Investigation Unit."

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