A WOMAN has died after a collision at the weekend and two men have been arrested.

A Mercedes S600 collided with a VW Golf on Sunday and a 71-year-old woman in the front passenger seat of the Golf died at the scene.

The driver of the Golf, a 38-year-old woman is critically ill in Salford Royal Hospital.

Two men, aged 37 and 38, were arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving. Both are currently in hospital receiving treatment for minor injuries.

The crash happened at 4.30pm on Sunday in Mort Lane, Tyldesley and police and the ambulance service attended the scene.

Greater Manchester Police (GMP) is now appealing for witnesses.

Sergeant Jon McColl from GMP’s Serious Collision Investigation Unit said: “Tragically a woman has died after the car she was in collided with another and another woman is fighting for her life.

“My thoughts are with their families at this awful time.

“I would like to hear from anyone who witnessed the incident or may have dash-cam footage. The investigation is in the early stages so any information, no matter how big or small, could really help us piece together what happened.”

Anyone with any information is asked to contact police on 0161 856 4742, alternatively call 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.