Man dies in BMW crash as two others seriously injured

A556, Chester Road, near to the Vale Royal Abbey Arms pub
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A man has died following a crash near a pub.

Emergency services were called shortly after 4.30pm on Monday, June 17 to reports of a crash on the A556, Chester Road, near to the Vale Royal Abbey Arms pub. Officers attended the scene and found there had been a crash between a grey BMW 118l and a black Volkswagen Transporter van.

The driver of the BMW, a 61-year-old man from Northwich, was pronounced dead at the scene. His next of kin have been informed and are being supported by specialist officers.

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A passenger from the BMW, a 48-year-old man from Chester, and the driver of the van, a 70-year-old man from Chester, also sustained serious injuries. Both men were treated at the scene by paramedics before being taken to the Royal Liverpool University Hospital.

Cheshire Police said enquiries in relation to the crash are ongoing and officers are keen to hear from anyone with any information which may aid the investigation.

Chief Inspector John Forshaw, of the Serious and Complex Collision Investigation Unit at Cheshire Police said: “Our investigation is in the early stages, and we are committed to doing all we can to establish what took place. As part of our enquiries we’re keen to hear from anyone who believes they may have witnessed the collision.

“We would also like to hear from anyone who believes that they may have seen either the BMW or the van in the moments prior to the to the incident. We believe that the BMW had been travelling from Chester towards Northwich, while the van was travelling in the opposite direction towards Chester.

“The same goes for anyone with any dashcam footage which may aid the investigation.”

Anyone with any information or dashcam footage is asked to contact Cheshire Police on 101 or visit www.cheshire.police.uk/tell-us , quoting IML 1849570.

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