Man, 80, dies in crash on M66 in Greater Manchester

An 80-year-old man who died when his car veered off a motorway and hit a tree may have swerved to avoid the car in front, police have said.

The M66 was closed for about three hours near junction 2 near Bury, Greater Manchester, following the crash at 16:35 BST on Sunday.

The silver Daewoo Musso estate driver, who has not yet been identified, died at the scene.

A dark Vauxhall Astra was seen braking in front of him, police said.

PC Steve Beech appealed for the driver of that car or anyone with information to contact them.

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