A MAN has died after a crash involving two cars in Leigh on Sunday afternoon.

Police were called to St Helens Road around 4.55pm after reports of a collision between a blue and white Austin Mini Sky Rose and a white BMW.

The Mini was travelling west towards Atherleigh Way with the BMW going in the opposite direction.

The driver of the Mini, a 64-year-old man, suffered fatal injuries and was pronounced dead at the scene.

Two passengers in the Mini, a 32-year-old man and a 41-year-old man, were taken to hospital.

The 32-year-old has non-life-threatening injuries, while the 41-year-old has been released from hospital and is now recovering at home.

The driver of the BMW suffered minor injuries and stayed at the scene to speak with officers.

No arrests have been made in relation to the incident.

Police Constable Anthony Pye, of GMP’s Serious Collision Investigation Unit, said: “We have specially trained officers supporting the families at this incredibly difficult time and my thoughts remain with them.

“St Helens Road was closed for around five hours while investigation work was carried out and our enquiries to establish the full circumstances surrounding this collision remain ongoing.

“I would urge anyone who may have witnessed the collision or anyone who has any information or dash-cam footage to please contact police.”

If you have any information or dash-cam footage of the incident, contact GMP's Serious Collision Investigation Unit on 0161 846 4741 or 101, quoting reference number 1,512 of February 4.

Alternatively, contact the independent charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.