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Ashlie Blakey & Aaliyah Rugg

Pregnant woman dies after motorway crash

A pregnant woman has died following a crash that also saw her sons and nephew seriously hurt.

Frankie Hough, 38, and her two children, Tommy, nine, and Rocky, two, were travelling along the M66 on Saturday afternoon when they were involved in the collision. Frankie's nephew Tobias, four, was also a passenger in the car.

Frankie, Tommy, Rocky and Tobias, from Oldham, were rushed to hospital via air ambulance, but tragically, Frankie, who was pregnant, has since died, the MEN reports. Adil Iqbal, of Hope Street, Accrington, Lancashire, was charged with causing death by dangerous driving and two counts of causing serious injury by dangerous driving.

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The M66 was closed for several hours on Saturday afternoon to allow emergency services to treat Frankie and her family and for investigation work to start. GMP is appealing for anyone who witnessed the collision to come forward, as they thanked "selfless" members of the public who stepped in to help.


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Following the crash, Sergeant Matt Waggett from GMP Serious Collision Investigation Unit said: "I would like to thank the members of the public who selflessly helped at the scene and called 999, as well as those who assisted when police and emergency services arrived on scene."

It was previously reported that friends set up a GoFundMe page to support Frankie's family. It read: "This is absolutely devastating for the family and their whole world has truly been turned upside down.

"Julia & Frank (Frankie’s parents), Calvin (Frankie’s partner), Becci and Aaron (Tobias’s parents), Tom (Tommy’s father) are all frantically by their loved ones' sides. These next few weeks and months will be critical for the family and it is absolutely traumatising for them all."


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