A MAN has been arrested following a fatal collision in Denton.
Shortly before 1am on Monday 12 July 2021, police were called to reports of a collision between a white BMW 220D and a pedestrian on Ashton Road.
Emergency services attended and the pedestrian – who has since been formally identified as 49-year-old Joanne Whyte – was taken to hospital where despite the best work of hospital staff, she was sadly pronounced dead a short time later.
The BMW failed to stop following this collision and continued down Ashton Road, where a short while later, the car collided with an unoccupied Ford Transit which was parked at the junction where Denton Road turns onto Mayfield Street.
The driver subsequently fled the scene on foot.
A 26-year-old man has since been arrested on suspicion of a range of driving offences including causing death by dangerous driving, causing death whilst disqualified, and failing to stop following a collision. He remains in custody for questioning.
Officers are continuing to appeal for anyone with information, or those who have dash-cam footage, to get in touch with police as a matter of urgency.
Anyone with information should contact Detective Sergeant Marie Eldred of the Serious Collision Investigation Unit on 0161 856 4741, quoting incident number 195 of 12/07/21.
Reports can also be made anonymously to the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.