AN inquest has opened into the death of a teenager who died in a crash.

Aiden Blackman was driving a Kia Sportage on Warrington Road in Leigh just after 10.50pm on Friday, May 3 when it become involved in a collision with a Peugeot 107 at the junction with Greenfold Way.

The 18-year-old died at the scene.

An inquest opened at Bolton Coroner's Court yesterday, Monday, before it was adjourned for a review of the case.

Following Aiden's death, a floral tribute was laid close to where the crash took place along with other keepsake items.

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A floral tribute left for Aiden

Paying tribute to Aiden last week, his family said: “Aiden was taken from us just as his adult life should have been starting.

"There are no words to describe the pain the tragic events of Friday night have inflicted on our family.

“Aiden was more than just a son to me he was my best friend as well. His Mum and Gran Maureen are heartbroken he is gone.

Chloe, Kaisha, Shannay, Chantelle and Harley haven’t just lost their big brother but also their hero, who was always there anytime they needed him for anything.

“Aiden had such a big heart and so much more to give in life. His cheeky grin and daft ways will be missed by all who ever met and knew him.

“You have left a massive hole in everybody’s hearts that can never be filled again. You will be sadly missed!”