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Man City's Courtney Meppen Walter under arrest over death crash

Sunday, September 2nd 2012 01:00

Two people have died and another two seriously injured after a collision in north Manchester.

Brother and sister killed over the weekend

A brother and sister killed in a fatal collision in north Manchester have been identified.

At about 10.15pm on Saturday 1 September 2012, police were called to Bury New Road at its junction with Sherborne Street following reports a silver Mercedes and a red Nissan Micra had collided.

Officers attended and the driver of the Micra, a 32-year-old man, and the front seat passenger, a 37-year-old woman, were pronounced dead at the scene.

They have now been identified as Kulwant Singh, of Salford, and his sister Ravel-Kaur Singh, of Cheetham Hill.

In the back of the Micra were Ravel-Kaur's two sons, who are 16 and 17-years-old. Both remain in Hope Hospital for treatment. The 16-year-old boy has a head injury which is not believed to be life-threatening. The 17-year-old boy also sustained a serious head injury and he remains in a critical condition.

The driver of the Mercedes, 18-year-old Courtney Meppen -Walter, who's on Man City's books, was arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving. A second man, aged 19 who was driving a grey Volkswagen Golf, was also arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving.

Both remain in custody for questioning.

Police are appealing to anyone who witnessed the collision to call the Serious Collision Unit on 0161 856 4742. 

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