Woman dies after M60 collision near Alkrington

Date published: 22 January 2021

A woman has sadly died following a collision close to junction 20 (Alkrington) of the M60 on Thursday morning (21 January).

She has since been formally identified as Shirley-Ann Dumbuya, a 38-year-old married mother-of-four from Moston, and final year nursing student at the University of Bolton.

Shirley was driving a Kia Ceed, which collided with a lorry shortly before 8.45am and she was pronounced dead at the scene by emergency services.

The Kia and the lorry had both been travelling northbound on the M60 when they collided with one another in lane one of the motorway.

Paying tribute, Shirley's family said: "Our beautiful mum, words cannot express how amazing she was. A truly God-fearing inspiration to everyone she met.

"She will always be in our hearts and will always be sorely missed.

"Our rock, our mum - never ever to be forgotten. Hold your loved ones that little bit tighter and appreciate every moment no matter how small. We miss you mum."

Shirley-Ann's daughter added: "No words can express how much I love you, but you are with God now.

"You always said 'be a fighter', not physically but with your spirit and your soul - I love you."

A 33-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of causing death by driving without due care and attention. He remains in custody for questioning and police say their enquiries are ongoing.

Police Constable Karl Horner of GMP’s Serious Collision Investigation Unit, said: “Very sadly a woman has died following this collision and our thoughts go out to her family and loved ones as they begin to process this incredibly difficult news. Our specialist officers continue to provide support for them.

“We’re appealing to anyone who may have been driving on the M60 at the time of the incident – or who witnessed the collision – to come forward and assist police with our enquiries. Any information, no matter how large or small could prove vital to our investigation.

“We are particularly keen to speak to anyone who may have dash-cam footage from around the time of the collision.”

Anyone with information should contact GMP’s Serious Collision Investigation Unit on 0161 856 4741, quoting incident number 628 of 21/01/2021. Alternatively, details can be passed on anonymously via the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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