CCTV released after teenager killed in horrific M18 crash

By Sam Cooper | 13/06/2017

CCTV released after teenager killed in horrific M18 crash
Police believe the driver of this lorry may have seen the incident

OFFICERS investigating the death of a teenager who was “thrown from a car” in a horrific crash on the M18 motorway have released CCTV footage of a lorry, as they believe its driver may be a witness.

Teenager Gheorghe Ciuca, from Oldham, was killed when the black BMW he was a passenger in was involved in the incident on Saturday, May 13.

The car was travelling northbound between junction one for Bramley and two for the A1(M) when it left the carriageway and ended up on its roof at around 7.30pm.

Gheorghe was thrown from the car as a result of the collision and collided with a blue Citroen Picasso, travelling in the same direction.

He was pronounced dead at the scene.

Officers have released two CCTV images of the lorry and believe its driver may have seen the collision.

Police said a red Vauxhall Astra swerved onto the hard shoulder close to the lorry just  before the BMW left the motorway.

Two men have previously been arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving. They were released under investigation while enquiries continue.

Anyone with any information or who might have dash-cam footage should call police on 101, quoting incident number 989 of May 13.


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