Person killed after horror collision on major road in Ashton-under-Lyne

By Thomas Molloy

A person has died following a collision in Tameside this afternoon (October 14).

Emergency services were scrambled to Manchester Road, in Ashton-under-Lyne, just before 2pm.

A private ambulance was seen arriving at the scene at around 5.45pm and Greater Manchester Police (GMP) confirmed the collision was 'fatal'.

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Emergency services at the scene of a fatal collision in Manchester Road (Manchester Evening News)

Manchester Road has been closed in both directions since the incident, along with the exit slip road on the M60 clockwise, while investigation work is carried out.

Significant congestion built through the centre of Ashton, as well as Audenshaw, Hyde, Bredbury, Droylsden, Denton, Daisy Nook, and Belle Vue.

There have also been delays to bus and tram services.

Manchester Evening News has contacted GMP for more information.

According to traffic monitoring website Inrix: "A635 Manchester Road in both directions closed long delays, very slow traffic due to serious accident between M60 J23 (Ashton Under Lyne) and William Street (near the Bp Petrol Station).

"Congestion to Stockport Road, Lord Sheldon Way, and Droylsden Road as traffic diverts, as well as routes through Audenshaw, and Denton .

"The road was closed around 14:10.

"There is also no access from the exit slip of the clockwise M60 at J23, onto Manchester Road.

"Congestion not helped by an earlier accident on Denton Island."

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