One dead and three injured in Hale tree crash

Junction of Clay Lane and Canterbury Road Image copyright Google
Image caption Police are appealing for witnesses to the crash on Clay Lane in Hale

A man has died and three others injured when the car they were travelling in hit a tree and caught fire.

The 22-year-old driver was trapped and died at the scene on Clay Lane in Hale, Greater Manchester at about 01:10 BST.

The passengers - two of whom are aged 21 and the other 25 - managed to escape from the car and were taken to hospital.

Greater Manchester Police said they were being treated for serious but not life-threatening injuries.

Officers appealed for witnesses to the crash, involving a Ford Focus, near the junction of Canterbury Road.

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