Liverpool

Man dies in burning crashed car in Kirkdale

A man died when the car he was travelling in crashed into a lamppost and caught fire in Liverpool.

Police saw the silver S-Type Jaguar being driven at high speed on Scotland Road at about 0215 BST on Saturday, before it crashed on Stanley Road.

Police arrived and managed to rescue the 19-year-old driver from the burning car. He has been arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving.

The second man could not be saved and died at the scene.

Fire crews were called to put out the fire.

'Swift investigation'

The matter was referred to the Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) which decided there were no issues for them to investigate.

The area was cordoned off to allow traffic collision investigators to examine the scene but the road has since re-opened.

The 19-year-old driver was taken to hospital where he is in a serious condition.

Merseyside Police said an investigation into the incident is under way and officers are examining CCTV from the local area and making house-to-house enquiries.

An IPCC spokesman said: "Following a swift investigation, which included examining relevant CCTV footage, we have concluded Merseyside Police can continue to investigate the incident locally without any further involvement of the IPCC."

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