Girl killed after car struck brick wall was nine years old
A girl killed in a horror car smash in Manchester on Saturday morning was just nine years old, police have said.
The youngster - whose name has not been released, was pronounced dead at the scene after the black Toyota Auris she was travelling in hit a brick wall in Altrincham.
A 45-year-old man and an 11-year-old girl - believed to be related to the little girl were rushed to hospital where they were said to be in a "serious condition".
The collision happened just after 10.50am in Manchester Road near to Stamford Road.
Greater Manchester Police (GMP) said that upon their arrival they discovered a man and two children in the vehicle.
An investigation is ongoing and police are appealing for anyone who may have seen the collision to contact police as soon as possible.
Earlier police carried out skid tests at the scene which is close to Trafford College.
Sergeant Brian Orr from GMP's serious collision investigation unit said that investigations were under way to establish how the collision happened.
He said: "My thoughts are with the family at this devastating time, we will be doing all that we can to support them.
"Our initial enquiries led us to believe that two young boys had fled the vehicle shortly after the collision. We now know this to be incorrect information and our search for any other passengers has been stood down.
Our focus is now to find out how this collision happened and we are appealing for anyone with any information to get in touch with police."
Anyone with any information should contact police on 101 or via the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.