A teenage boy has died in hospital after being found unconscious on the hard shoulder of a motorway.
The 14-year-old was discovered on the side of the M67 eastbound at junction 3, Hyde, Greater Manchester, during Friday afternoon rush hour, Greater Manchester Police (GMP) said.
Officers found the boy in a critical condition and he was taken to hospital where he died early on Saturday following what police called “unsurvivable” injuries.
Police believe he was hit by a car.
Police said in a statement: “It has been established that a grey convertible BMW was driving eastbound when it was involved in a collision with the teenager who was in the carriageway.”
The motorway was closed for several hours while officers carried out forensic and reconstruction work.
Sergeant Lee Westhead, of GMP’s Serious Collision Unit, said: “My thoughts are with the victim’s family who are being looked after by specially trained officers at this difficult time.
“Whilst we work to uncover how this has happened and piece together the moments before the collision, I am asking the public to help in any way that they can.
“If you were in the area at approximately 5.25pm on December 1 and saw a pedestrian on the motorway, or have dashcam images, please get in touch and share this information.”
Anyone with information should contact GMP on 101.