Fatal RTC - East Lancashire Road, St Helens

Merseyside Police is appealing for witnesses following a fatal collision in St Helens earlier yesterday evening (Thursday 6 December 2018).

At around 5.40pm, a report was received of a collision involving a blue Vauxhall Agila car and a white VW Tiguan car on the Liverpool-bound carriageway of the A580 East Lancashire Road at its junction with Catchdale Moss Lane.

Emergency services attended and a 70-year-old woman, a passenger in the Vauxhall Agila, was taken to hospital, where she was pronounced dead. The driver of the car and two other passengers were also taken to hospital - one woman's condition is described as serious but not life threatening and two others were treated for minor injuries. The driver of the VW Tiguan was also treated in hospital for minor injuries.

The family of the woman have been informed.

Specialist officers are working to establish the full circumstances and anyone with information is asked to come forward.

Roads Policing Sergeant Bryan Watts said: "We are keen to hear from any witnesses to this incident and welcome any information, including home CCTV or dashcam footage, which may assist our enquires."

The affected roads were re-opened in the early hours of this morning.

Anyone who witnessed the incident is asked to contact @MerPolCC, 101 quoting incident reference 18400057768 , or the Roads Policing Unit on 0151 777 5747.