Two Rochdale men killed in car crash

Date published: 11 March 2018

Two men from Rochdale died after their car overturned when it crashed into a parked vehicle.

The 30-year-old driver and his passenger, aged 22, died when when their dark coloured Ford Focus, travelling towards Bacup on Todmorden Road, crashed into a parked Vauxhall Astra and overturned at about 1:30am on Sunday.

The pair were pronounced dead in hospital. Their families are being supported by specially trained officers.

Sergeant Finn Quainton from the Road Policing Unit said: “We need anyone who may have seen the Ford Focus car leading up to the collision to get in contact with us as they may have vital information that could assist with our investigation.”

Anyone with information can contact Lancashire Police on 101 quoting 142 of 11 March.

Alternatively the independent charity Crimestoppers can be contacted anonymously on 0800 555 111 or online at

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