Police reissue urgent appeal after pregnant woman dies in M66 horror crash

Emily Sergeant Emily Sergeant - 16th May 2023

An urgent appeal for witnesses and information has been reissued as it was confirmed that a 38-year-old woman has died after a horror crash on the M66 near Bury.

The Serious Collision Unit at Greater Manchester Police (GMP) is urging members of the public to come forward with any information or footage that may be able to assist with ongoing investigations after officers were called to reports of a serious collision between two vehicles travelling southbound on the M66 in Bury on this past Saturday (13 May) at around 3:10pm.

Shortly after officers and emergency services arrived at the scene, a 38-year-old woman – who has been named as Frankie Hough, and was pregnant at the time of the incident – was taken to hospital with life threatening injuries.

Her children, Tommy, 9, and Rocky, 2, were also hospitalised after the crash, along with her four-year-old nephew Tobias – two of whom have serious injuries, and one with minor injuries.

Frankie sadly died in hospital yesterday (15 May) as a result of her injuries, GMP confirmed last night.


Her family and loved ones are currently being supported by specialist officers and support services at this incredibly difficult time.

A 22-year-old man, Adil Iqbal of Hope Street in Accrington, was arrested at the scene on suspicion of causing serious injury by dangerous driving, and yesterday was charged with one count of causing death by dangerous driving and two counts of causing serious injury by dangerous driving.


He appeared at Manchester and Salford Magistrates Court yesterday afternoon, and was further remanded into custody to appear at court a later date.

The M66 near Bury / Credit: Peter McDermott (via Geograph)

GMP has thanked members of the public who have already made contact with them, but with investigations still ongoing, the force has reissued its appeal for witnesses, dash cam footage, and information as a matter of urgency.

Information can be shared by calling GMP’s Serious Collision Investigation Unit on 0161 856 4741 quoting incident 2254 of 13/05/2023, or via GMP’s website using the ‘report’.


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You can also call the independent charity, Crimestoppers, anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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