POLICE are appealing for information to trace a driver who was seen in the area at the time a 16-year-old girl died in a collision.

At 1.40am on Sunday January 13, a silver Vauxhall Astra was travelling along Broadway, towards Dodworth Road, when it was in collision with a tree.

Sixteen-year-old Macey Frudd, a passenger in the car, died at the scene. A 17-year-old girl and two men, aged 18 and 19, also inside the car, suffered minor injuries.

All three were arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving. The 19-year-old and 17-year-old old have been released under investigation while the 18-year-old is on police bail.

Police investigating the collision are now keen to trace the driver of a silver car, possibly a Ford Focus, that was in the area at the time.

PC Richard Thorley, investigating, said: “From further CCTV enquiries in the area, we now know that the car described was travelling onto Broadway, from Park Road when it was overtaken by another vehicle, with no lights on.

“The driver of the Ford made a right turn just before where the collision occurred, turning on to Keresforth Close. We’re keen to trace the driver to see if they saw what happened and can assist with enquiries.

“If you were the driver of the car that morning, please contact us on 101 quoting incident number 94 of January 13.”