A 16-year-old boy died after a car he was driving crashed into a wall during a police chase.

The teenager and a male passenger were both both rushed to hospital after the smash in the early hours of Friday.

The Toyota ploughed into a wall in Bramhall, Stockport just before 4am, reports the Manchester Evening News.

It was being followed by officers from Cheshire Police at the time.

The Independent Office for Police Conduct (IOPC) – who are investigating the incident – has confirmed that the driver has died.

He passed away in hospital on Saturday, a spokesperson said.

An IOPC spokesperson said: “We have begun an investigation after a 16-year-old boy died in a collision following a pursuit involving Cheshire Police on Friday 13 November.

“We understand that at around 4am a Toyota car lost control and hit a wall in Hall Moss Lane, Bramhall, Stockport. The driver died in hospital on Saturday and a passenger was taken to hospital with serious injuries.

“After we were notified by police, we sent investigators to the scene of the collision and to the police post incident procedure to begin gathering information.

“Our thoughts are with the boy’s family and friends at this difficult time.”

The boy’s family and friends have covered the scene of the collision with floral tributes and balloons.

At least 100 mourners blocked the road last night (Monday) while fireworks were let off at the scene.

A witness who drove past the scene at about 5.40pm said: “It was madness. I couldn’t believe what I was seeing.

“I couldn’t get through, there were so many people blocking the road and there were streams of people walking up to it and on the edges.

“Cars were double parked all the way to the end of the road.”

A spokesperson for Greater Manchester Police confirmed officers were called to the gathering on Hall Moss Lane just before 5pm on Monday.

Speaking yesterday, the spokesperson said: “We were called just before 5pm to Hall Moss Lane.

“Approximately 100 people were in attendance.

“Officers are still at the scene to ascertain what the gathering is for and to assess if any potential public order or covid breaches have occured.”

In a statement issued on Friday, a spokeswoman for Cheshire Police said: “At around 3.40am on Friday 13 November a white Toyota Yaris came to the attention of officers in the Handforth area.

“A short pursuit was carried out and the vehicle was subsequently involved in a collision with a wall on Hall Moss Lane, in Bramhall, Stockport.

“The two occupants of the vehicle, both male, sustained serious injuries and were taken to hospital.

“In line with normal procedures the Independent Office for Police Conduct (IOPC) has been notified of the incident and they have now begun an independent investigation.”

Source: Daily Mirror