Shortly after 11.10am on Monday 6 January 2014, police were called to Bolton Road in Kearsley to reports a red Volkswagen Golf car had overturned and the driver and passenger were trapped inside.
Emergency services attended and found that the vehicle had overturned and crashed into a lamp post at the side of the road.
The driver, a 24-year-old man was sadly pronounced dead at the scene a short time later.
The passenger, a 20-year-old woman was taken to hospital for treatment to serious injuries and her condition is described as critical.
Officers are currently working to notify their families and enquiries into the circumstances surrounding this collision are ongoing.
Any witnesses are asked to contact the Serious Collision Investigation Unit on 0161 856 4742.