A man has died in a three-car crash on the M60, say police.
Police were called to the M60 motorway shortly after 3.35am this morning to reports of a three car collision that had taken place between junctions 18 and 19.
Officers attended and a man was sadly pronounced dead at the scene.
Two other men were taken to hospital for treatment, one with a critical head injury and one with other serious injuries.
The anti-clockwise carriageway remains closed between junction 18 and 19 and is expected to remain that way for a number of hours so motorists are advised to avoid the area.
Sergeant Danny Byrne, of GMP’s Serious Collision Investigation Unit, said: “First and foremost I would like to extend my sincere condolences to the family of the man who tragically died this morning.
“This is a devastating time for them and we are working to provide them with support from specially trained officers.
“We are going to be conducting enquiries at the scene for some time this morning and the anti-clockwise carriageway remains closed so I would advise motorists to avoid the area as much as possible.
“I would also ask that anybody with information about the collision contacts the SCIU.”
A spokesman for Highways England Tweeted: "The road remains closed anti-clockwise between J19 and J18 due to a serious multi-vehicle road traffic collision.
"Police investigation work ongoing. Road is expected to remain closed late in to the morning."
Drivers are advised to follow the solid circle diversion symbols.
Anyone with information should contact GMP’s Serious Collision Investigation Unit on 0161 856 4741 or the independent charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.