TRIBUTES have been left at the scene of a road crash in which a teenager was killed.
The victim, believed to be 16-year-old Shae Marlow, died when the vehicle he was driving collided with a wall on Wakefield Road.
Now several floral tributes have been left at the roadside, with several mourners visiting to pay their respects almost 24 hours later.
It is thought the victim was driving a Volkswagen Golf that was being followed by police after reports of an attempted burglary at a shop on Ambleside at Ridge Hill.
The car collided with the wall about one mile away at 6.30pm on Tuesday, November 3, a short time after the pursuit started.
Shae, of Stalybridge, was pronounced dead at the scene and a second 16-year-old boy was taken to hospital by paramedics, where he remains in a serious condition.
An online page has been set up to raise money for his funeral, and has raised almost £2,300.
The incident has been referred to Greater Manchester Police’s Professional Standards Branch and the Independent Office for Police Conduct (IOPC).
A GMP statement said: “A teenager has sadly died following a road traffic collision on Wakefield Road in Stalybridge.
“Just after 6pm, officers were called to a report of an attempted burglary on Ambleside, Stalybridge.
“Officers followed a vehicle believed to be involved, a VW Golf, which later collided with a wall on Wakefield Road at 6.30pm.
“Emergency services attended but sadly the driver, a teenage boy, was pronounced dead at the scene.
“A second teenager, a 16-year-old passenger, was taken to hospital by paramedics in a serious condition.
“In line with normal procedure, the incident has been referred to GMP’s Professional Standards Branch and the IOPC.”
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 that at around 6.30pm on Tuesday, November 3 on 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.