A teenager from Bolton has died after a horrific crash involving his Peugeot 108 and a lorry on Castle Hill Road, Hindley in Wigan.
Police and emergency services were called to the scene after reports of a collision between a lorry and a car around 12.35pm yesterday afternoon.
The teenager, who has been named as nineteen-year-old Muhammad Mogra from Bolton, was pronounced dead at the scene.
A statement from his distraught family said: “Muhammad was a much loved son of the late Anwar Mogra and Juby Mogra.
“He leaves behind a huge hole in the hearts of his sisters, younger brother and the wider extended family.
“It’s only been six months since his father passed away and as well as continuing his studies at Edge Hill University, Muhammad also took up responsibilities of being the head of the household at such a young age.
“He so desperately wanted to share his passion for maths, he had a heart of gold and amazing patience with youngsters; an inspiring role model for all who were fortunate to have some time with Muhammad in his short life.
“This is a sad loss to his family, friends and the wider community. He will be greatly missed by all who knew him.”
Police Constable Paul Joynson, of GMP’s Serious Collision Investigation Unit, said: “These are devastating circumstances which have left a family dealing with the loss of a loved one.
“I’d like to extend my condolences to them as they come to terms with their loss during this awful time.
“The area is popular with motorists so I am sure someone would have witnessed the collision or the events leading up to or after and has information that will help us with our investigation.
“If anyone has any dashcam footage that would help us piece together the events leading up to the collision, please call us.”
Anyone with information should contact police on 0161 856 4741 or the independent charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.