A 16-year-old boy has died after a collision in Stalybridge, Greater Manchester Police said tonight.
Police were called to reports of a burglary on Ambleside in the area just after 6pm on Tuesday evening. On arrival officers began following a vehicle they believed to have been involved in the incident.
The car, a VW Golf later collided with a wall on Wakefield Road at 6.30pm.
Emergency services attended but the driver, a 16-year-old boy, was pronounced dead at the scene.
A second teenager, a 16-year-old passenger, was taken to hospital by paramedics in serious condition.
The incident has been referred to GMP’s Professional Standards Branch and the Independent Office for Police Conduct (IOPC).
Wakefield Road is shut in both directions from Printworks Road to Souracre Fold following the incident
Enquiries are on-going and a cordon is in place whilst an investigation takes place.
A spokesperson for the IOPC said: “We have begun an independent investigation into the actions of the police prior to a collision in Stalybridge in which, sadly, the 16-year-old driver of a car has died and another 16-year-old was seriously injured.
“We were notified by Greater Manchester Police (GMP) that at around 6.30pm on Tuesday 3 November in Wakefield Road that a police vehicle had followed a car and shortly afterwards found it had crashed near the junction with Printworks Road.
“Our investigators are attending the scene of the collision and the post-incident procedures.“Our thoughts are with the families of the two 16-year-olds and all of those affected.”
Anyone with information is asked to call 101 quoting incident number 2146 of 03/11/20.