A WOMAN has died and two others are seriously injured following a horror smash outside a Wigan pub last night.
Cops launched an overnight hunt for the driver of a silver Land Rover Freelander who is believed to have mounted a pavement in Ormskirk Road and ploughed into three pedestrians.
The motorist failed to stop at the scene of the tragedy.
Detectives announced this morning that a woman in her 40s was killed in the crash at 9.20pm.
Two men were seriously injured and remain in hospital.
Officers have arrested two men on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving.
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The pair are in custody this morning.
The street is closed and drivers are advised to take alternative routes.
PC Oliver Batty, from Greater Manchester Police’s Serious Collision Investigation Unit, urged anyone with information to come forward.
“Our thoughts are with the woman’s family who are understandably devastated by the circumstances of how their loved one has lost their life," he said.
“We immediately launched an investigation into the circumstances and the road has been closed for some time whilst we carried out a number of enquiries.
“We’re keen to hear from anyone who may have any information or dash-cam footage that may be able to assist with our investigation and give the woman’s family the answers they deserve.
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“In particular, anyone who may have seen a silver Land Rover Freelander in the area of Ormskirk Road in the minutes leading up to this incident is urged to contact us.
“Anyone with information is asked to call 0161 856 4741 or report it online or via LiveChat at gmp.police.uk.”
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