A WOMAN, 28, has died after a crash near Manchester Airport.

Two cars collided head on as they were travelling along the A555, Woodford Road, in Stockport — the Manchester Airport relief road.

Police were called to reports of the crash at around 2.35am this morning.

A 28-year-old woman, who was driving a VW Polo, was rushed to hospital, but died from her injuries.

A 41-year-old man, who was driving a Skoda involved in the crash, remains in hospital with serious injuries.

The A555 was closed for a number of hours for accident investigation work and has since re-opened, say Greater Manchester Police.

No arrests have been made and enquiries are ongoing.

Police Constable Suzanne Keenan of the Serious Collision Investigation Unit said: “This tragic incident sadly cost the life of a young woman and has left a man with serious injuries. Our thoughts are with both of their families during this devastating time.

“Our officers are working strenuously to find out what led to this collision and are asking anyone with dash cam or CCTV footage of the collision and anyone who may have seen the VW Polo in the moments prior to the incident to contact police as soon as possible.

“If you were on Woodford Road and saw the collision or were there in the moments after the incident please do not hesitate to speak with our officers.”

Anyone with information should contact police on 0161 856 4741 quoting incident number 384 of 19/01/2020, or the independent charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.