Pictured: Boy, 17, killed after the car he was in crashed into a building during a police chase in Manchester
- Police officers tried to stop a Ford Fusion in Burnage, Manchester, on Sunday
- However, the driver refused to stop and fled from officers at around 9.25pm
- Car then crashed into a wall, leaving the two people inside with serious injuries
- One, named locally as Deon Simpson, 17, has died of the injuries he sustained
Deon Simpson, 17, was in a car that refused to stop for police and ploughed into a wall in Burnage, Manchester
This is the teenage boy who died after a car crashed into a building during a police chase.
Deon Simpson, 17, was in a car that refused to stop for police and ploughed into a wall in Burnage, Manchester.
Tributes have poured in on social media following the crash, which took place at around 9.25pm on Sunday night.
Two people in the car were taken to hospital with injuries believed to be life-threatening and Deon later died.
Dozens of Deon’s friends have taken to Facebook to pay tribute.
Flowers were left at the scene of the smash as teenagers visited to pay their respects.
A large hole could be seen in the wall on Monday morning.
Myah Dunne told the Manchester Evening News: ‘He was always smiling.
‘Everyone he knew loved him. Not just in Gorton, but in Burnage and in Moss Side, where he grew up
‘He loved his designer clothes and his music. It was birthday in a few weeks. He was going to turn 18.
‘I grew up with him and his cousins. He was just a lovely person.
Police said they attempted to stop a Ford Fusion on Burnage Lane in Burnage, Manchester, at 9.25pm on Sunday, but it fled before crashing into a wall
Two people in the car were taken to hospital with injuries believed to be life-threatening and one, thought to be a boy in his late teens, has died.
It is unclear if the boy who passed away was the driver of the vehicle, and the case had been referred to the Independent Office for Police Conduct
‘He got along with everyone. Everyone is just heartbroken and devastated.’
Atyme Atta said: ‘He was a very popular boy.
‘I don’t think you could be young and live around the area and not know him.’
Ali Asad said: ‘He was an outgoing lad and knew what he wanted.’
Deon’s family are understood to be too distraught to speak about the tragedy.
Detective Chief Superintendent Jon Chadwick, of GMP’s Professional Standards Branch, said: ‘I would like to extend our sincere condolences to the family of the person who has passed away following the collision in Burnage last night.
The other person remains in hospital for treatment after the crash in Manchester on Sunday
‘The response to the incident is still ongoing and there are a number of road closures in place in the nearby area, with the scene likely to remain for some time.
‘In line with our usual policy with incidents of this nature, we have made a referral to the Independent Office for Police Conduct and they have made a decision to launch an independent investigation into the circumstances surrounding the collision.’
A spokesperson for Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service said: ‘We were called just before 9.30pm to reports of a road traffic collision.
‘Two fire engines and a technical response unit attended. We rescued two people from a vehicle and stabilised the vehicle.
‘The two fire engines have left the scene and the technical response unit are still there.’