Van driver killed after colliding into houses on Lees Road is named by police

A 27-year-old man who died in a collision in Oldham has been named. 

Josh Hollingworth

Just before 5.45am on Saturday 21 October 2017, police were called to reports of a collision on Lees Road.

A white Ford Transit van had been on Lees Road when it collided with some houses.

The driver, Joshua Hollingworth, sadly died as a result of the collision.

A 19 year-old man who is believed to have been a passenger in the van was taken to hospital for treatment of his injuries.

Sergeant Lee Westhead of GMP’s Serious Collision Unit, said: “My thoughts are with Josh’s family, who are being looked after by specially trained officers at this difficult time.

“While we work to uncover how this happened and piece together the moments before the collision, I’m asking for the public to help in any way they can.

“If you were in the area this morning, know anything about the van’s movements, or have dash-cam images, please get in touch and share this information.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact police on 0161 856 4741 or 101, quoting incident number 529 of 21/10/17. This can also be done anonymously through the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.


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