TWO people have died, and three were injured following a collision on the Woodhead Pass on Saturday.

At 1.30pm, police were called to the A628, Woodhead Pass, following reports of a collision between a white Fiat 500 and a blue Mini Cooper.

Two women, aged 20 and 22, travelling in the Fiat 500, one of who was the driver, sadly died in the collision.

A further passenger in the Fiat 500, a woman, suffered serious injuries. The man driving the Mini Cooper and a woman who was a passenger in the car, suffered minor injuries.

They were all taken to hospital for treatment.

A number of witnesses stopped at the scene of the collision however, police are appealing for any further witnesses, particularly those who may have seen the cars prior to the collision or have dash-cam footage.

Anyone with information should call 101 quoting incident number 431 of December 15 2018.