A 26-year-old man has tragically died in a "devastating incident" in which he crashed into a lorry parked on the hard shoulder on the M56.

Emergency services were called to the crash, which took place near junction 3 for Gatley, Stockport, at about 9.45pm on Saturday, October 24 but a man was tragically pronounced dead at the scene.

The incident occurred when a blue Renault Clio hit a stationary highway maintenance lorry on the hard shoulder of the eastbound carriageway.

A 57-year-old man and 35-year-old man were taken to hospital with minor injuries following the crash.

Both men have since been discharged.

A 26-year-old man was pronounced dead at the scene

No arrests have been made and enquiries are ongoing, Greater Manchester Police has said.

Greater Manchester Police is now appealing for anyone with information about the incident to contact them and the force has asked any witnesses or anyone with dashcam footage of the crash to come forward.

Det Con Emma Kennedy, of Greater Manchester Police’s Serious Collision Investigation Unit, said: "This is a devastating incident and our thoughts remain with the man’s family at this very difficult time.

"Our officers are working hard to find out exactly what happened in the lead up to this collision and we are appealing for anyone who may have information to come forward and speak to us.

"This is a busy motorway and we believe that there are a number of witnesses who may have dash cam footage or information that can assist us with our enquiries."

Anyone with information should contact the Serious Collision Investigation Unit on 0161 856 4741 quoting incident number 2801 of 24/10/2020 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.