Investigation underway following fatal road traffic collision in St Helens

Police incident – Newsham Park

We can confirm an investigation is underway following a fatal road traffic collision in St Helens in the early hours of this morning, Tuesday 4th October.

It was reported that a car was in collision with two motorcycles close to the junction of Park Road and Boardmans Lane at around 12.30am.

A 17 year-old male was taken to hospital but was sadly pronounced dead a short time later. His next of kin have been informed and are being supported by specially trained officers.

A 20 year-old man and a 23 year-old man were also seriously injured and have been taken to hospital for treatment for their injuries.

A 19 year-old man and a 24 year-old man from the St Helens area have both been arrested on suspicion of murder and causing serious injury by dangerous driving and are both currently in custody where they will be questioned by detectives.

An investigation is underway and house-to-house, CCTV and forensic enquiries are being carried out in the local area.

There are road closures in the local area while the incident is being dealt with and motorists are advised to avoid the area where possible.

Detective Chief Inspector John Fitzgerald said: “The investigation is in the very early stages as we seek to establish what has taken place. We are reviewing CCTV and appealing for anyone who was in the area of Boardmans Lane and Park Road in the early hours to contact us.

“Anyone who believes they have captured something significant on their dash cam or mobile phone is also asked to get in touch as they may have information which is vital to the investigation.”

Anyone with information is asked to DM @MerPolCC or contact @CrimestoppersUK on 0800 555 111 quoting reference 22000732165.

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