Updated: Friday, 24th November 2017 @ 8:08am

Rochdale traffic death: Lorry driver arrested after Mercedes collision

Rochdale traffic death: Lorry driver arrested after Mercedes collision

| By Tom Avery

An unnamed man has died following a traffic collision in Rochdale this morning which led to the arrest of a lorry driver on suspicion of dangerous driving.

Police were called to Failinge Road shortly before 8am after reports of a collision between a lorry and a Mercedes A160 near Failinge High School.

Emergency services attended the scene and pronounced the Mercedes driver dead at the scene.

Failinge Road and Sheriff Street are currently closed while police are seeking witnesses who may have been travelling on Failinge Road from Rochdale town centre towards Shaw Cross.

Anybody with information should contact police on 0161 856 4742 or the independent charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.

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