Stoke & Staffordshire

Man dies as car hits tree on A522 Leek Road

A 20-year-old man from north Staffordshire died when the car he was driving hit a tree.

The blue Toyota Yaris, which was going towards Cheadle, left the A522 Leek Road near a JCB site at about 0700 BST.

Two passengers, aged 18 and 19, were taken to the University Hospital of North Staffordshire with minor injuries.

The 20-year-old man was pronounced dead at the scene. Police closed the road and reopened it at about 1100 BST.

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