A 22-year-old man has died following a collision in Eastham.

Emergency services were called at around 4.55pm on Sunday to Rivacre Road after reports that a black BMW car had crashed into a ditch.

The driver from Ellesmere Port was pronounced dead at the scene.

A 21-year-old man, who was a passenger in the car, was taken to hospital for treatment to minor injuries. 

The road was closed to allow for forensic examination of the scene and later re-opened.

Specialist family liaison officers are supporting the next of kin of the man.

Officers are urging anyone who witnessed this incident to contact the Matrix Roads Policing on 0151 777 5747 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.