GMP officers investigating the death of Joetta Shumba following a collision on the M62 have made an arrest.
On Sunday 24 January 2016, around 5.20am, on a grey Audi S3 and a lorry travelling westbound on the M62 between the Eccles interchange and junction 11 collided.
The collision caused the lorry to overturn and significant road closures were put in place.
25-year-old Joetta Shumba, who was travelling in the Audi, sadly died.
A 29-year-old man, the driver of the Audi at the time of the collision, was taken to hospital with serious injuries.
On Friday 29 January 2016, the man tried to abscond from the hospital where he had been receiving treatment for his injuries.
Officers swiftly arrested the man on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving and he was returned to hospital, where he remains awaiting surgery.
Specially trained officers are now supporting the family of the deceased at this sad time.
PC Paul Joynson, senior investigating officer from the Serious Collision Investigation Unit said: “Fortunately we had a plan in place to prevent this man absconding from the area, and he is now under guard at hospital while he awaits an operation.
“I also think it is necessary to clarify some of the details of the collision, as there has been some misreporting in the press about exactly what happened.
“The Audi collided with the back of the HGV with such force, that it caused it to overturn, but at no point did the lorry land on top of the car.
“We should also point out that Joetta, who was tragically killed by the collision, is believed to have been the passenger and not the driver of the Audi, as has been reported previously”.