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Police hunt two men who fled Audi in fatal M61 crash

Posted on - 29th January, 2019 - 7:19pm | Author - | Posted in - Bamber Bridge, Preston News, Transport, Uncategorized, Walton-le-Dale
Police want to trace the occupants of this Audi

Lancashire Police are trying to find the identities of two men who fled the scene after a collision on the M61 in which a 12-year-old girl died.

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Ebony Gould, from Lancaster, tragically died from her injuries after the Nissan Micra she was travelling in was involved in a collision with a Fiat Ducato motorhome at around 8pm on Sunday January 26.

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An Audi A6 then collided with the Fiat and officers are keen to trace the occupants – who may be key witnesses.

The driver of the Nissan, a 27-year-old woman from Lancaster, suffered minor injuries but no other people were hurt.

A Ford Fiesta also collided with the central reservation.

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Ebony Gould was taken to Royal Preston Hospital Pic: Lancashire Police
Ebony Gould was taken to Royal Preston Hospital Pic: Lancashire Police

Read more: Schoolgirl who died in M61 horror smash is named

Police now want to identify two men who fled the blue Audi A6, which was left at the scene, on the northbound between J9 and the M6 at Bamber Bridge.

They are described as Eastern European men, aged in their thirties, around 6ft tall.

One of the males had a bald head and was wearing a navy bomber jacket. The other is described as wearing a black beanie hat and all black clothing, carrying a black holdall.

The Audi remained at the scene. It is a distinctive blue saloon bearing Polish registration plates with the number DLU 58642.

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Sgt Marc Glass, of Lancashire Police’s Road Policing Unit, said: “Did you see this vehicle on the day of the collision or know who it belongs to?

“Likewise if you saw anyone on Saturday evening matching the descriptions given, please let us know. We’re keen to speak to the occupants as they could be key witnesses to the first collision in which a young girl sadly died.

“If you are the driver of the Audi or the passenger, please do the right thing and come forward.

“I would like to thank everyone who has spoken to us already. Our investigation is continuing and if you think you have any information that can help, it’s important that you contact us immediately.”

Please contact us on 101 quoting log number 1279 of 26th January or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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