Man, 35, dies and two in hospital after North Staffordshire crash



A 35-year-old man has died and two more men are in hospital following a late-night crash in North Staffordshire.

A major investigation is underway after the fatal collision involving a grey Land Rover on the A52 Leek Road in Kingsley Moor, near Cheadle.

Emergency services were called to the scene close to Blakeley Farm Kennels at around 12.45am on Sunday morning (September 19).

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Paramedics battled to save the man’s life but he was pronounced dead a short time later.

Meanwhile, the driver – a 25-year-old man – was taken by ambulance to hospital with back injuries.

And a 20-year-old man was rushed to the Queen’s Medical Centre in Nottingham after also injuring his back.

Now Staffordshire Police have launched an appeal for witnesses and dashcam footage.

A spokesman said: “Officers from the Staffordshire and West Midlands Serious Collision Investigation Unit are appealing for witnesses after a man sadly lost his life in a collision in Kingsley Moor this morning.

“Police were called to the A52 Leek Road at 12.45am, following a single-vehicle collision involving a grey Land Rover.

“A passenger in the car, a local man aged 35, suffered serious injuries and, despite the efforts of medical staff, was sadly pronounced dead at the scene. His family are being supported by specially-trained officers at this time.

“The driver, a 25-year-old man, was taken by ambulance to hospital with back injuries.

“A further passenger, a 20-year-old man, was taken by ambulance to the Queen’s Medical Centre in Nottingham with back injuries.

“Both continue to receive treatment for their injuries at this time.

“Witnesses who may have seen the vehicle before the collision or anyone with relevant dashcam footage is asked to get in touch.

“We would remind people not to speculate as to the cause of the collision or comment inappropriately as this is a live on-going police investigation.”

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The crash happened close to Kinglsey Moor Service Station and Park View Holiday Home.

One StokeonTrentLive reader said: “My partner went work at 4am and by Kingsley Moor Garage was all blocked off and there was a big police presence.

“A lot of the staff at Alton Towers were late due to this.”

Another eye-witness said: “There were three people in the vehicle. It’s just devastating. My thoughts are with their families.”

Any witnesses should message Staffordshire Police on Facebook or Twitter quoting incident number 41 of September 19 or call 101. Alternatively, email the team direct at ciu@staffordshire.pnn.police.uk





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