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A teenage girl has died and two members of her family were left seriously injured after their car smashed into a brick wall. The tragic accident occurred at 10.50am on Saturday (7 May) in Greater Manchester.

Police arrived at the scene on Manchester Road near Stamford Road in Altrincham, where they found a black Toyota Auris had crashed into the wall near a block of flats. A 45-year-old man and an 11-year-old girl survived the crash, but a teenage girl, was confirmed dead at the scene.

A spokesman for Greater Manchester Police said: "Police discovered a man and two children in the vehicle. A 45-year-old man and an 11-year-old girl have been taken to hospital. Sadly a teenage girl was pronounced dead at the scene."

Inspector Paul Rowe from GMP's Salford Division appealed for witnesses to the accident to come forward. "Our thoughts are with the girl's family at this devastating time. We are at the very earliest stages in this investigation, however, our specialist officers will be offering our complete support to them," he said. "We are also appealing for anyone who saw the collision to get in touch with police so we can find out what caused this tragedy."

The man and the girl are both in a serious condition and are receiving treatment in hospital Sky News reports.

Anyone with any information should contact police on 101 or via the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.